Sophie Thomson - Sustainable Backyards

Learning to Love Your Soil & the Art of Composting

We are excited to welcome Sophie Thomson to Willunga Farmers Market on Saturday, 12 May for an informative and interactive workshop – Learning to Love your Soil & the Art of Composting.

Shop early then take your seat in the market square as Sophie shares her wisdom and passion for gardening.

Thanks to the City of Onkaparinga, Environment Grant 2018 and the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management board for their support in bringing Sophie to Willunga Farmers Market.

Sophie Thomsonโ€™s enduring love affair with plants and gardening was inherited from her plant loving parents and her early training began working at the family nursery in the Adelaide Hills. What started-out as a necessity eventually became a key driver in her life as she steadily acquired in-depth knowledge of the nurseryโ€™s large collection of rare and distinctive plant varieties. After the nursery was sold, Sophie embarked as a garden consultant and took an active role in the media.

Sophie Thomson lights up the screen as ABC televisionโ€™s Gardening Australia South Australian presenter, where her enthusiasm for gardening inspires people of all ages. She is also a popular newspaper columnist, national public speaker, TEDx presenter, author, broadcaster and horticulturalist. As well as writing for the Gardening Australia magazine, Sophie writes the weekly gardening column for the Adelaide Sunday Mail and the Weekender Herald.

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