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ROMA STREET PARKLAND - PARKS ALIVE PROGRAM

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ROMA STREET PARKLAND - PARKS ALIVE PROGRAM

Time: August 22, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Location: Roma Street Parklands
City/Town: Brisbane
Website or Map: http://www.visitbrisbane.com.…
Event Type: free workshop
Organized By: BCC
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2015

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Check the program for guest speakers and times.

Download the program for full program details and keep up to date on Roma Street Parklands’ Facebook page.

Some of the program highlights include; 

Roma Street Parkland – 22 & 23 August 

Gardening personalities will be hosting a number of talks and workshops over the weekend including Gardening Australia’s Jerry Coleby Williams sharing his knowledge on ‘Eating your Volunteers’ and planting miniature container. Claire Bickle will be talking about ‘Bugs in your Life’ and delivering a workshop on ‘The Therapeutic Garden’.  Noel Burdette will be providing visitors with the perfect recipe for compost, while the Greenthumb Goddess, Linda Brennan will be sharing her tips on how to collect and propagate heritage plants and which flowers in the garden are great to eat. 

There will be a full program of music from young Brisbane Bands at The Amphitheatre including the People’s Choice winners of the Qube Effect, The Golden Age of Ballooning, as well as jazz ensembles on Celebration Lawn, the precinct for food and family games. 

New at Roma Street Parkland this year will be a number of invited groups and associations including the Bromeliad Society, Native Plants Queensland, Sub-Tropical Fruit Club Association and the Queensland Bush Food Association, along with City Smart and Council’s Waste Reduction team.  Also new for 2015, and taking place for the first time at the parkland  will be an outdoor movie screening at The Amphitheatre.  The family friendly feature will be held at 6pm on the Saturday evening – and best of all it will be free!

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