ABC Gardening Australia Visits CDU Horticulture Team

18 July 2017

Senior VET Lecturer and Project Manager Tania Paul discussing the benefits of Aibika for the camera with Costa Georgiadis.

Costa and the ABC Gardening Australia team visit Horticulture for the filming of a story Tuesday the 6th June saw the presenters and crew from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia come to the Horticulture Teams compound to film a story about an international research project that our Horticulture Team manage.

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project, Promoting traditional vegetable production and consumption for improved livelihoods in Papua New Guinea and Northern Australia, has been running for several years now, and as part of the project trials have been undertaken at the Pink 3 horticulture compound with the plant Aibika, related to the more commonly known Hibiscus plants.

Gardening Australia presenters Costa Georgiadis and Sophie Thomson filmed part of the story here at CDU, interviewing Senior Horticulture Lecturer and project leader Tania Paul, and then travelled to nearby Anula Primary School with project officer Emily Hinds to film the planting of Aibika at the School, and run cooking demonstrations with the School students.

Costa also took time out of the filming schedule to hang out with our horticulture students, have the required “selfies’ taken, and to inspire the next generation of horticulturalists.

We look forward to seeing the finished story appear on ABC’s Gardening Australia in the not too distant future.

Written by: Scott McDonald, Team Leader Horticulture - School of Primary Industries