Costa Georgiadis – host of ABC’s “Gardening Australia” and an expert in sustainable landscape design

Costa Georgiadis, the well-known host of ABC’s “Gardening Australia” and an expert in sustainable landscape design, will be delivering a keynote address at our upcoming conference dinner, “Our Soil: Spirit of a Nation.”

Taking place in Darwin this June, the conference will focus on the importance of soil in sustaining our everyday life in Australia. Soil provides a host of vital services for both people and planet, including helping grow our food, purify our water, protecting us against flooding and combatting climate change.

Georgiadis’s keynote speech at the conference dinner promises to offer attendees his trademark fun and enthusiasm plus a fresh perspective on the critical role of soil in Australia. Georgiadis brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for sustainable gardening practices and the preservation of our natural resources.

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