Green Inspired Educational Talks
A full day of educational talks and workshops for all ages will be available at the Botanical Bazaar. Below are the list of speakers on the day. The exact times for expert educational talks will be released a few weeks out from event on this website and facebook.
Best known as host of ABC Gardening Australia TV program, Costa has a genuine passion for plants, people and the environment.
He nurtures a holistic approach gardening, embracing it from the soil and the soul. Costa will be sharing his great knowledge of community gardening, how to grow your own food, plus chat with kids in a fun and interactive presentation about green composting.
Costa will be attending and presenting at the Botanical Bazaar from 2pm onwards.
As Chief Horticulture editor for Gardening Australia Magazine, host of garden radio talk back and multi-award winning writer and presenter, Phil has all the answers to your gardening questions!
Phil will guide you how to grow the perfect tomato and teach the fundamentals of good pruning from roses to natives and fruit trees.
You can see Phil at the Botanical Bazaar from 9am until 5pm.
Horticulturalist, writer, TV and radio presenter, chicken whisperer, teacher and mum of 3, Claire leads a busy but fruitful life!
Listen to Claire present about how to create an Urban Wildlife Haven and attract Bee’s Birds and Butterflies to your backyard. She will also be on hand to answer all your Urban Harvest and Permaculture questions.
Meet Claire at the Botanical Bazaar between 9am until 5pm.
Stuart Anderson – Flow Hive
Stuart is co-inventor of the revolutionary honey extraction system, the Flow Hive. An invention which took a lifelong love of bees and a decade of work with his son, Cedar, to create. Stuart will give a personal account of the family’s story that went from invention to global crowdfunding success. He’ll share his tips on use of the Flow Hive and troubleshoot concerns. Join in for a question and answer session to have your Flow Hive questions answered as only Stuart can.
Flow Hive will be an exhibitor at the event, offering great advice and event specials.
Sarah Hamilton – Bee Yourself Australia
Sarah is an Australian Native Beekeeper and owner of Bee Yourself Australia. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge about these unique stingless bees so you can learn how to install and maintain a hive of your own.
Bee Yourself Australia will be an exhibitor at the event offering advice, service and sales.
Chairman of Destination Tweed and General Manager of Tropical Fruit World, Aymon is a great advocate for locally grown food.
Aymon will take you on a journey of tropical fruit tasting and provide you valuable teachings about how to grow your own fruit trees suitable for our sub tropical region.
Tropical Fruit World is a great supporter of the Botanical Bazaar and be at the event all day.
Valerie Pearson – Green Living Australia
Valerie is co- owner of Green Living Australia and author of ‘Home Cheese Making in Australia’. The book contains over 40 recipes for cheese, yoghurt and kefir.
Valerie will teach you the simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese in your own home. See how you can create ricotta and mozzarella cheese.
Green Living Australia will have an exhibit at the Botanical Bazaar and be available to answer questions.
Alan Singleton – Watersaver Gardens
Alan is a keen organic gardener and creator of the Toowoomba made Watersaver Gardens. If you would love to grow bountiful veges for the family but have brown thumbs, are too busy or on a budget this information session is for you. Learn about and how to make your own wicking organic vege garden, the latest gardening gadgets for water conservation and how home composting and rock minerals work.
Watersver Gardens Australia will be an exhibitor at the event offering advice, service and sales.
Lee Fieldman – Biocast+ Islands in the Stream Vermiculture
Lee is a vermiculturalist and industrial ecologist, the chief worm wrangler . He is the owner of Biocast+ Islands in the Stream Vermiculture and states “There are incredible advantages of simply adding living biology to soil. The role of biology is vital to the availability of minerals to plants.”
His mission is to upcycling through nature, turning waste products into high quality biostimulants to improve soils and promote healthy biological plant growth. Lee will share with you information about the role of beneficial microbes in soil and plant growth.