Costa Georgiadis and an award

Celebrities in the Daintree (and an award): on Thursday 1 August

Costa and Connie planting a tree

we were so honoured to get a visit to one of our original planting areas in the Daintree from Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia. We were encouraged to enter into the 'Let it grow, Douglas Garden Awards', got to spend 30 minutes with him explaining what we do, and he planted a tree - a Brown Pine. Lovely guy - just like he is on TV. But wait, there's more. Last night we attended the awards, and when they got to the landcare category, we heard those heart-stopping words... "and the winner is - Daintree Life." So very humbled and excited, and Costa paid an enormous compliment to the quality of planting. Recognition, a plaque, and a rather nice cash prize. Treating ourselves to a celebratory dinner and all the rest goes back into planting more trees. Lovely night and a great bunch of people. Huge congratulations too to the winners of the other six categories.

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