September 3, 2015
Farming is the new rock ‘n roll where city and country come together to ignite opportunity and prosperity.
That is the philosophy of gregarious TV gardener Costa Georgiadis, a special guest at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days.
Costa will speak at the Agri-Centre on Tuesday, September 22 at 9.30am and 2.30pm.
He took his first steps in life on his godfather’s property in the Bylong Valley in central NSW.
Since that time, Costa has had soil under his feet and in his fingernails.
His market gardener grandfather nurtured Costa’s interest in growing plants and food, while his studies at the University of NSW led down the path of landscape architecture.
After an extensive chapter in Europe living, travelling and working, Costa returned to Australia and worked in design and construction before the opportunity arose with SBS broadcasting to launch the successful Costa’s Garden Odyssey.
He was able to introduce converts to the joys of growing plants, biology, ecology and farming.
Costa’s passion for growing is all about farming a secure food future through local seasonal produce.
He sees the connection between local food and career pathways for our youth as the building block of food security and national enterprise, innovation and success.
“Farming is the new rock ‘n roll or the regenerative partnership where city and country come together to ignite opportunity and prosperity,’’ Costa said.