Costa visits the cooloola coast!

Photo courtesy of Brad Marsellos ABC Wide Bay

Photo courtesy of Brad Marsellos ABC Wide Bay

If you haven’t seen Costa Georgiadis of ABC Gardening Australia fame before, then do yourself a favour, and make the time to see him on July 11.

You can have a Sailability morning tea with Costa at the Cooloola Cove Veterans Hall, or catch up with him in Rainbow Beach State School that afternoon.

Sailability Treasurer, Colleen Phie, said, “He spends a few hours talking gardening to us. We charge an entry fee and have raffles and then finish with morning tea.”

The event usually attracts over 100 people and Sailability is asking for your help by a cash or product donation, which will be recognised in several ways.

Sailability Tin Can Bay Inc. organises a sailing experience for disabled people every Friday at Norman Point.

Colleen explains, “Our clients are adults and children with various disabilities, and come from Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Gympie, Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove.  We welcome about 30+ clients at the end of each week.”

Sailability is a not-for-profit organisation, with about 40 active volunteer members.

“We rely solely on donations,” Collen shares.“We fundraise during the year to enable us to continue this weekly event, which so many enjoy attending.”

The group use any funds for ongoing maintenance on the six Hansa 303 boats, safety boat, quad bike, fuel, 2 way radios, safety vests and slings, catering, insurances, registrations, uniforms and more!

Costa will be hosted by the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club, when he visits his uncle and aunt, locals Jim and Debbie George, after presenting at the Queensland Garden Expo at Nambour.

You can also experience Costa’s dynamic personality and passion for growing food at Rainbow Beach State School Kitchen Garden as he speaks to the whole school from 1.30-2.30pm.

Organiser, Chappy Ronnie Timperon says, “He would love parents and as many keen gardeners to come along too!”