Famous TV presenter known for his knowledge on growing food and flowers as well as beards, Costa Georgiadis entertained 350 Year 5 students from Parkes and Forbes on Eco Day last week.
Students from the five primary schools in Parkes travelled to Forbes where Costa talked about sustainability, while they also attended several hands-on workshops.
Costa inspired and encouraged students to be the change makers and work at things that they were passionate about. He reminded the children that he did not start out life planning to be a television host on Gardening Australia!
“He is such a vibrant ambassador for the environment and a dynamic presenter,” said Judy Unger who helped out on the day. “The coordinators of this event, Marg Applebee and co did a fabulous job. It was a great day!” The day was organised by Central West Lachlan Landcare.
Parkes student Ella Butler who volunteered at Eco Day said he was wonderful with the kids and got across a good message while keeping it interesting and relevant to the audience. “There were a few giggles too. He is definitely passionate about what he does.”
Costa attended a Landcare dinner in Forbes on Friday night and to finish off his visit, he attended the Forbes Riverside Community Garden’s open day to give the community an opportunity to meet him and be part of his visit.