Join Costa Georgiadis for his first ‘Meet the Author’ talk in Melbourne about his recently released book Costa’s World: Gardening for the soul, the soil and the suburbs.
Costa will be in conversation with Dr. Giselle Wilkinson and will share his passion for plants, sustainability, and community, which is the fundamental basis of the book. Attendees will be able to ask questions, be inspired, and have Costa sign copies of the book.
The session runs from 12pm-1pm, and Costa will be around afterward to say hello and sign copies of his book.
Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect, environmental educator, and television presenter who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people. As co-creator and host of Costa’s Garden Odyssey for SBS, he caught the attention of a nation. Since 2013, Costa has continued his journey as the much-loved host of one of ABC-TV’s most iconic and Logie award-winning programs, Gardening Australia. Beyond the screen, Costa is deeply involved with the importance of biodiversity and habitat, regenerative agriculture, permaculture, and holistic land practices that deal with the issues arising from a rapidly urbanising world. He lives and breathes gardening, relishing the natural world and our connection to it.
DR. GISELLE WILKINSON
Thought leader, writer, and social innovator, researcher, and author of ‘Mobilising Whole Communities to Restore a Safe Climate’, Dr. Giselle Wilkinson has recently been awarded a Professional Doctorate in Therapeutic Arts Practice. Giselle helped instigate the much-needed National Centre for Climate Restoration with the first of its truth-telling Breakthrough Forums in 2014 and is currently Breakthrough’s Outreach Director. Co-founding The Sustainable Living Foundation in 1999 and still serving as SLF’s President, Giselle was a key part of the decision to run Australia’s first Global Climate Emergency Convergence in 2007. She again helped to break constructed silences, by supporting the Climate Emergency Summit as a cutting edge, landmark event in the 2020 National Sustainable Living Festival. Over those intervening years Giselle published her first book on sustainable living and eating called the Conscious Cook and is now working towards its sequel. She was an active participant in the Climate Emergency Network, Safe Climate Australia, and the launching in 2010 of the Transition Decade to Restore a Safe Climate.
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