The Gloucester Project has announced that television personality Costa Georgiadis will be the guest speaker at their Tucker Patch Open Day on Sunday 1st April 2012. Costa is the new television host of Gardening Australia, one of the ABC’s most iconic programs, with a strong and loyal fan base generated by his successful gardening program on SBS.
The Gloucester Project recently secured access to public land at Cemetery Road, leased from NSW Crown Lands. The 6 hectare site will be called the Tucker Patch and will provide a demonstration of how under-utilised land can be converted into high-value agricultural land.
Gloucester Project President Ken Johnson said “the Open Day at the Tucker Patch is to introduce local residents and regional visitors to the new location and the plans for the future. Over the next few years, it will become a productive demonstration farm, a training facility, a seedling nursery to support our growers and a community hub too.”
The Open Day will also launch a new food producer’s group called the Tucker Patch Growers. This new group aims to provide consumers with locally grown food at affordable prices with minimal packaging.
Brad Bowden, the Tucker Patch Grower’s coordinator, is thrilled to have Costa Georgiadis as the guest speaker.
“Costa is loved throughout the country for his infectious personality and is respected for his passion to inspire gardening communities through sustainable organic approaches. It will be an honour to host Costa in Gloucester.” he said.
The Tucker Patch is at 68 Cemetery Road, off the Bucketts Way, and the Open Day is from 11am-2pm on Sunday April 1.
Visitors can take a guided tour of the scenic site, enjoy a sausage sizzle or bring a picnic lunch, and get to hear Costa’s passion and dynamic energy.
More details at www.tuckerpatch.com.au.