Appeared on national Channel 9 children’s television program Kids WB. Working on-screen with media personalities and hosts Shane Crawford and Lauren Phillips, I was featured on two segments as a visiting expert horticulturalist, teaching the hosts about the importance of native bees. I used my horticultural knowledge and reactive thinking to present a segment onContinue reading

Developed and pitched ideas for two segments on indigenous plants to realestate.com.au, as part of their “outdoor living” lifestyle videos. Worked with gardening personality and author of “Growing Food the Italian way” Fabian Capamolla to present, leading the segments as an outside expert. Required prior expert horticultural knowledge, and an ability to communicate this knowledgeContinue reading

Had my “Food, culture and community” article published in the Victorian Journal of Home Economics, the journal of Home Economics Victoria, the peak professional organisation for teachers of food and health-related subjects in Victorian secondary schools.  My story was chosen for its relevance to the new senior VCE curriculum for home economics, in particular links between food and culture, community and personal identity.Continue reading

Was approached by Sustainable Gardening Australia to pitch, develop and run a paid workshop for the public around construction of aquatic terrariums, or “jarrariums”; a self contained, low maintenance underwater landscape and aquatic ecosystem suitable for indoors. SGA approached me after seeing previous workshops I had run on the concept myself. I gave a talkContinue reading

Appeared on national Channel 9 children’s television program Kids WB. Working on-screen with media personalities and hosts Shane Crawford and Lauren Phillips, I was featured on two segments as a visiting expert horticulturalist. I used my horticultural knowledge and reactive thinking to present a segment on how children and viewers of the show can sowContinue reading

Hosted a stall for City of Stonnington’s Spring into Gardening annual sustainability festival. Presented a public talk as part of the program on how residents could attract native bees into their home gardens. Required interacting with the public, and explaining and presenting ecological and conservation ideas in an accessible, entertaining and engaging way using publicContinue reading

Developed and delivered an incursion for the entire 3/4 year level of St Kilda Park Primary School. Taking classes of 22 students in 5 sessions throughout the day, I was solely responsible for delivering a novel, informative and engaging incursion to an audience of children. The incursion was in two parts; the first an interactiveContinue reading

Organised and ran a paid workshop for the public around Australian native bee species and the role they play in biodiversity in urban ecosystems. Promoted the talk and workshop in local areas, community groups and online through social media. I gave a talk to around 15 attendants (sold out) about the benefits of encouraging native bees into their gardens,Continue reading

Was sought out to appear on Australia’s most popular gardening television program, ABC’s Gardening Australia. Working with venerated presenter Jane Edmanson and the production crew, I presented an extension of a workshop idea I had been delivering at SKINC. Namely, the use of indigenous plants in terrariums, specifically swamp and riparian species. I presented indigenousContinue reading

Organised and ran a paid workshop for the public around construction of aquatic terrariums, or “jarrariums”; a self contained, low maintenance underwater landscape and aquatic ecosystem suitable for indoors. Promoted the talk and workshop in local areas, community groups and online through social media. I gave a talk to around 30 attendants about the roleContinue reading