A day to remember – filming with Costa
Tuesday 17th March 2020, was certainly a day to remember. We made the decision to pivot the Sydney Edible Garden Trail to a virtual event (the presence of COVID-19 on Sydney shores meant that we felt uncomfortable proceeding with the physical trail) and Costa came to film in my Studio and Garden for ABC’s Gardening Australia TV Show. It was an intense day which led to an intense week but we pulled it off with the help of the incredible Costa who gave us his weekend so that he could visit 12 of the original gardens for a live virtual tour. The two day event, became a two week event, with more than 40 videos and up to 15,000 views on some of the weekend live virtual garden tours. We postponed the physical trail until March 2021, offered our ticket holders a free ticket to the virtual trail and sold another 150 virtual tickets just on the first day of the event. The response has been amazing and the event caught the eye of Channel Nine News, The Telegraph and ABC Digital. With the COVID-19 lockdown, there’s been a renewed interest in people wanting to grow their own food, and our Edible Garden Trail has happened at just the right time to help people with that journey.