Sustainable horticulture guru to present at Arboretum


Released 06/12/2013

The National Arboretum Canberra would like to invite green thumbs and self-sufficient gardeners to a talk by sustainable horticulture guru Russell Glover on Monday 9 December 2013. 

Russell will present a 40 minute talk titled 'Bugs, biosecurity and bureaucrats: what does it all mean?' and will bring his years of experience in the farming and horticulture industries to his discussion with the audience. Jason Brown, General Manager of the National Arboretum Canberra, will also provide a brief update on plant health management at the Arboretum. 

"We are very pleased to welcome Russell to the Arboretum as a guest speaker, and invite the Canberra community to come and gain an insight into native bush foods, managing plant health and biological controls for pests and weeds," said Jason Brown, General Manager, National Arboretum Canberra. 

"Russell currently works at the Department of Agriculture as a sustainable agriculture facilitator for the ACT and NSW, but his passion for agriculture and native food extends past his day job. 

"As manager, owner and director of various native food businesses including Woolgoolga Rainforest Products and Glovers Tubes, he has contributed a lot to the industry. 

"Over 10 years of first-hand experience has equipped Russell with a wealth of knowledge and experience which he wants to share. 

"If you have your own garden and vegetable patch then I encourage you to come along, as you are sure to pick up some tips on enhancing the productivity and sustainability of your backyard. After the talk, the audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions." 

Tickets are $10 per person and seats are limited. To book your spot give the gift shop a call on 6207 8484 or email arboretum@act.gov.au 

What: Russell Glover presents 'Bugs, biosecurity and bureaucrats: what does it all mean?' 

When: 6 pm, Monday 9 December 2013 

Where: Margaret Whitlam Pavilion, National Arboretum Canberra

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