Costa returns to Real Festival

Costa showing plants to children and mother

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Host of ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and Logie Award winner Costa Georgiadis returns to Penrith in November to share his passion for plants and people at this year’s Real Festival.

Costa will lead an interactive program of gardening activities on Saturday 2 November from 2pm-8pm which includes free workshops on recycling, edible gardens and eco organics for your backyard.

This is Costa’s fourth appearance at Real Festival and he says he’s excited to be back and he’s looking forward to helping people make positive changes.

“I can’t wait to be back at Real Festival in November. It’s all about family, friends and fun on the banks of the stunning Nepean River. Bring your questions and bring space to store new ideas and innovative ways to change day to day habits for the better, “Costa said.

Penrith Mayor Councillor Ross Fowler OAM said Real Festival is a sustainable event and Council’s award-winning 3 bin waste service will be an important focus of Costa’s activities.

“Costa is a strong advocate for reducing waste and he believes small actions can lead to big changes. This is the same message we’re spreading to our community regarding sorting their waste,” Cr Fowler said.

“Gardening, composting and growing herbs and vegetables are some of the ways our community can live more sustainably, and we’re looking forward to working with Costa to promote this at Real Festival.”

Head to the Real Festival website to view the full event program, book workshops and plan your trip to the event. Connect with Real Festival on Facebook to keep up to date with news.

Real Festival is proudly produced by Penrith City Council with the support of The Penrith Homemakers Centre, Busways, The Western Weekender, 7News and the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.


What: Real Festival        

When Friday 1 November, 5pm-10pm and Saturday 2 November, 2pm-10pm

Where: Tench Reserve, Tench Avenue, Nepean River



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Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 17 October 2019.