‘Doing our bit’ is a sure-fire way to feel part of the community as we each contribute to improving lives, sharing knowledge and making a difference. With this philosophy in mind the Stanthorpe Eco Expo will provide tourists and locals alike with practical actions and constructive ideas to improve sustainability at home, at work and in the garden.
Keynote speaker, Jerry Coleby-Williams from ABC’s Gardening Australia and well known for creating ‘Bellis’; a sustainable house and garden, will explain how modern science and traditional production systems can be more productive, and less expensive, than industrial farming.
Committee member, Sarah Hamlyn-Harris says, “The first event of its kind on the Granite Belt, the Stanthorpe Eco Expo or SEE for short, is pleased to invite everyone curious about sustainable living to come along, there will even be a children’s activity area”.
To be held in the grounds of Stanthorpe Railway Station and Whistlestop Heritage and Community Garden on Saturday 21st March 2020, the Stanthorpe Eco Expo will offer visitors fun and informative ways to taste, see, talk, touch and learn about all things sustainable.
Displays, stalls and interactive exhibits by Granite Belt organisations and business owners will provide opportunities to try organic food, learn about renewable energy, discover ways to reduce waste, create healthier gardens and purchase sustainable products.
In the main tent, following their presentations, speakers will answer audience questions about waste, regenerative farming with animals, solar power production, large scale organic farming and sustainable food production. When visitors are ready for a rest, in the nearby gardens they will be entertained by musicians Penny Davies & Roger Ilott.
Visitors will be welcomed via Davadi St with gold coin entry; gates are open from 9am until 4pm. Limited spaces will be available for those displaying a disabled parking permit, other visitors are asked to park in designated spaces in neighbouring streets.
SEE is supported by Granite Borders Landcare Committee, Heritage and Community Garden Stanthorpe and has been assisted by Grants to Community funding from the Southern Downs Regional Council. Mayor Tracy Dobie will formally open the event at 9.30am.
For more information and media enquiries:
Sarah Hamlyn-Harris: 0457 812 962 or Maree Quinn 0402 681 173