2011 National Permaculture Day Celebrations

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  • Location: Yandina Community Gardens, Yandina 4561 Queensland

Costa of SBS's Costa's Garden Odyssey fame chooses the Sunshine Coast to celebrate National Permaculture Day

The Gardening world on the Sunshine Coast is about to have its world turned upside down when the infectious character and passion of Costa Georgiadis and his flying beard hits Yandina for National Permaculture Day on Sunday the 1st of May.

The Greek Garden Guru of SBS's Costa's Garden Odyssey fame will be opening the Celebrations, spending the day with locals and also touring some of our wonderful Edible School Gardens during his Sunshine Coast visit.  Leonie Shanahan, one of our renowned permaculture and gardening identities here on the Coast, and founder  of the highly successful 'Edible School Gardens' is responsible for enticing Costa to visit our backyard.   All gardeners have embraced Costa's all-consuming passion for plants and people.  Leonie and her fellow Permaculture members are thrilled that Costa would take the time out of his extremely busy schedule to visit us and share with us, his infectious character and passion for the soil, embracing nature's cycles and seasons, and nurturing your soul with gardening.

National Permaculture Day will also have wonderful Presentations from the likes of Bob Cameron from Rockcote speaking on Pizza Cob Ovens, Murray Hallam of Practical Aquaponics, Elisabeth Fekonia of Permaculture ReaFood speaking on Sub-Tropical Plants, and  Rosina Buckman sharing her passion on Backyard Chooks.  

Everyone is welcome to come along to Yandina Community Gardens on Sunday the 1st of May for celebration of Permaculture, Gardens, Nature, Music and good food.  Gates open at 9.30am, bring the whole family to share in this special day!

Sunday 1st May 2011

Yandina Community Gardens
Blue House, Cnr North and Farrell Streets, Yandina

Day Program and Presentations:
10.30 -- 11.30am  Costa from SBS's Costa's Garden Odyssey will be opening our National Permaculture Day and will spend the day with us
11.30 -- 12 noon  Garden Tour of the 'award winning' Yandina Community Gardens
12 noon -- 12.30pm  Presentation  by Bob Cameron from Rockcote, speaking on Pizza Cob Ovens.
12.30 -- 1pm Garden Tour of the 'award winning' Yandina Community Gardens
1pm -- 1.30pm  Murray Hallam from Practical Aquaponics will speak about  Aquaponics
1.30pm -- 2pm  Garden Tour of the 'award winning' Yandina Community Gardens
2pm -- 3pm  Costa from SBS's Costa's Garden Odyssey
3pm -- 3.30pm  Garden Tour of the 'award winning' Yandina Community Gardens
3.30pm -- 4pm Elisabeth Fekonia from Permaculture RealFood speaking on Sub-Tropical Plants
4pm -- 4.30pm  Garden Tour of the 'award winning' Yandina Community Gardens
4.30pm - 5pm Rosina Buckman,  winner of the Sunshine Coast Council's 'Edible Landscape' Award for 2009, will be sharing her passion on Backyard Chooks

Gates open at 9.30am.  Cost $10 per person.   Children U15 Free.    Family $15
Tea, Coffee and mouth-watering organic Food can be purchased all day, supplied by Chocolate Jungle Organic Cafe

National Permaculture Day is proudly sponsored by Edible School Gardens, Permaculture Noosa and Yandina Community Gardens

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