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    Greg Fletcher and Costa Georgiadis launch the Wimmera Frog Guide at the 20th Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar.

Costa returns to Wimmera events

Television gardening personality Costa Georgiadis is set to rekindle his growing association with the Wimmera with visits to the region this spring.

Georgiadis, who won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter this year as host of ABC program Gardening Australia, will make a special Saturday appearance at Horsham Spring Garden Festival on October 12.

He will then return to Dimboola in late October to host Victorian Tidy Town awards.

Grampians Central West Waste and Recovery Group, responsible for overseeing waste management across much of western Victoria, is sponsoring his visit to the festival.

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Group executive officer La Vergne Lehmann said the organisation enjoyed working with Georgiadis.

“He is genuinely excited to meet and interact with people, is always inspiring and brings his own brand of boundless enthusiasm and energy for all things gardening and sustainability,” she said.

Georgiadis is no stranger to the Wimmera, having visited Horsham on occasions since 2016 for events organised by the Grampians group. 

In December last year he hosted ResourceSmart School celebrations at Longerenong College with ‘Dirt Girl’. Mrs Lehmann said Georgiadis was much more than a television show host and gardening guru.

She said he ‘lived and breathed’ what he talked about.

“He has a unique ability to connect with his audience and demonstrate that we can all be gardeners and we can all be a bit more sustainable. He is proof that we can be entertained and educated at the same time,” she said. 

Georgiadis will chat about a wide variety of topics during Horsham Spring Garden Festival. 

These range from gardening through to growing veggies, composting, worm farms, chickens, waste and recycling, e-waste and more.

Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group will focus on dealing with organic waste and ‘Captain Compost’, aka Paul Lehmann, will be on site to run practical composting and worm-farm workshops. 

“One of the best forms of recycling is getting our organic waste – food and garden green waste – out of our garbage bins and landfill,” Mrs Lehmann said.

“A double benefit is improving soils and the gardens we can grow at the same time – and who better to inspire us and show us how to get it right than Costa and Captain Compost.” 

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