Gardening for the soul, the soil and the suburbs – from the beloved host of ABC TV’s Gardening Australia
A generous, joyous, fully illustrated gardening book, Costa’s World celebrates the life-changing joy of chooks; kids in the garden; big ideas for small spaces; Costa’s favourite plants; growing the right plants for your conditions; biodiversity in the soil and garden; the power of community; the brilliance of bees and pollinators; easy-peasy permaculture; and much, much more.
Bringing together all of Costa’s gardening and sustainability knowledge, this is a book for the whole family that reflects Costa’s philosophy and big-hearted sense of fun.
Costa’s World by Costa Georgiadis is published by ABC Books and is available from all good bookstores and online retailers now. https://bit.ly/3zfsKKp
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About the Author
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 the ABC’s most iconic and Logie award‐winning programs, Gardening Australia. Costa is a must have TV and radio guest on talk shows, lifestyle programs, current affairs programs, gameshows and brings the comedy gold in unexpected places to audiences young and old. As Costa the Garden Gnome on ABC Kids’ Get Grubby TV, he shares his love of nature and joy of gardening for a new generation of garden planet dwellers. He wins hearts wherever he goes and his presenting work with Gardening Australia has been acknowledged with a Silver Logie.
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. The story of soil is a driving narrative for him. Through his workshops, lectures, keynotes, expos and other events, Costa is actively involved in delivering his message to the broader community. His work with pre‐schools, primary and high schools, TAFE colleges, universities, industry groups and community organisations demonstrates his ability to convey his knowledge of a permanent self‐sustaining culture to any audience.
Most weekends you will find Costa deep in conversation and immersed in workshops at community events
across the nation. You may even see him having a surf, on the side of the road taking pictures, at a farmers market, or yarning on country with communities making new friends everywhere – discussing what’s growing in their backyards, how best to solve a garden or issue in their landscape or making a video callout for a distant relative. He lives and breathes gardening, relishing the natural world and our connection to it.
A soul gardener, a lover of the soil and believer in the power of suburbs to grow a brighter future – Costa’s World clearly proclaims the earth wisdom he continues to gather and connect fuelled by the power of spending time outside in the garden.