IndigiScapes’ Garden Expo is all grown up

IndigiScapes’ renowned Good Gardening Expo just got bigger, broadening its focus beyond the garden to sustainability, and rebranding the event on Saturday 24 March as Redlands Living Green Expo.

Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the impact of waste on our ecosystems just can’t be underestimated and that’s why this year’s Expo has an emphasis on breaking the cycle of waste and reducing single use plastic.

“Our region contains a diverse array of wildlife habitats, and all accommodate wide-ranging populations of native plants and animals that call the Redlands home.

“Redland City’s environmental values are central to the reason many people choose to live here and every one of us has a role to play in preserving our natural assets.

“Just changing one bad habit is an important start, and Psychologist, Dr Andrea Quinn will be there to talk about the psychology behind breaking your bad habits.

“Perhaps the Rosyln Bono’s Fermented Food Demonstration can be your first step toward sustainability, recycling those food items that end up in landfill or perhaps using recycled products to actually create habitats in your garden.

“Local Wellington Point creative environmentalist, Karen Benjamin, will exhibit her Plastic Planet works made largely of single-use plastic, which is a fascinating reminder of the extent and volume of plastics and the impact on our oceans.”

“The Good Gardening Expo has drawn crowds from all over south-east Queensland over the last five years and this new and improved Expo promises to do the same,” Cr Williams said.

This year’s Redlands Living Green Expo will feature more on sustainable gardening practices as well, from ‘hands on’ demonstrations on composting, worm farming, Bokashi and creating productive gardens, to seed-saving and sales. Native plants will be on sale with information on ‘going native’ as the way to garden using locally indigenous plant species.

Environmental and horticultural experts will be on hand to demonstrate sustainable lifestyles and alternative products to single use plastic packaging and participation in the workshops is free.

There will also be environmental and sustainable product stalls with recycling product ideas along with Australian Native Bee Houses, Beeswax Wraps as well as entertainment for the kids like Green Thumb potting and Lantern-making.