Soil Science Australia is thrilled to announce that Costa Georgiadis, the well-known host of ABC’s “Gardening Australia” and an expert in sustainable landscape design, will be delivering a keynote address at our upcoming conference dinner, “Our Soil: Spirit of a Nation.”  

Taking place in Darwin this June, the conference will focus on the importance of soil in sustaining our everyday life in Australia. Soil provides a host of vital services for both people and planet, including helping grow our food, purify our water, protecting us against flooding and combatting climate change.  

Georgiadis’s keynote speech at the conference dinner promises to offer attendees his trademark fun and enthusiasm plus a fresh perspective on the critical role of soil in Australia. Georgiadis brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for sustainable gardening practices and the preservation of our natural resources. 

The conference is an opportunity to collectively celebrate, discuss and further the field of soil science to protect this vital resource, worth approximately $1 trillion per year in the services it delivers to Australians and our environment and $63 billion per year directly to agricultural production. 

“Communicating the science of soils is an art, and Costa has spirited enthusiasm for connecting people young and old to the soil beneath their feet, there is much to learn from his passionate approach to communicating the improved management of soils in our environment” says Edward Scott CPSS, Federal President of Soil Science Australia. 

“The 2023 Soil Science Australia Conference brings soil scientists, industry, researchers, practitioners and government together to further research, drive innovation and understand soils. It is Australia’s leading conference for presenting advances in soil science and attracts experts from across the country and overseas.”  said Michael Walker, Executive Officer of Soil Science Australia. 

“For the first time in its history, Soil Science Australia is holding its biennial national conference in the Northern Territory. It promises to be a unique Top End experience!” said Jason Hill, 2023 Soil Science Australia Conference Chair. “Attendees will be able to enjoy the iconic natural environments of the north; explore and understand the important relationships between land, soil and culture of First Nations People; and gain rare insight into Top End soils and their land uses in an ancient but flourishing landscape.” 

Further information: 

The 2023 Soil Science Australia Conference brings soil scientists, industry, researchers, practitioners and government together to further research, innovation and understanding of soils. Visit: conference.soilscienceaustralia.org.au 

Soil Science Australia is the national soil science body and a not-for-profit professional incorporated association for soil scientists and people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources. Visit: soilscienceaustralia.org.au 

Media/interview enquiries: 

Soil Science Australia Federal Office: 0476 450 321 or [email protected]