Series 1, Episode 3 : Air Date 10th Sep 8:00pm

Costa's Garden Odyssey

Costa's Garden Odyssey

We explore the sustainable backyard makeover revolution that is Permablitz; visionary Humberto Urriola explains his dream for greening our cities, and Costa gives us the top five things you need to know before putting in a water tank. In the Obscure Green Road, Costa travels to Woolgoolga on the states north coast to understand the Indian communities shift from Banana to Blueberry production. And we explore the anciet art of Ikebana in the Zen Shed.

Imagine having forty volunteers, some of whom you’ve never met, come over to your place to build you the perfect, sustainable backyard. Sound too good to be true? Well its not, and its called Permablitz. Costa spends an inspirational Sunday in suburban Melbourne and meets the heroes behind this garden revolution.

Humberto Urriola has a vision. He believes that our cities should be completely covered in green. To see his dream realised, Humberto knew that he needed to create a lightweight drainage cell so that gardens could be built on hard any hard surface. Now, with the invention of the drainage cell, Humberto is a one-man crusade tempting us to all build gardens on any surface.

Most of think that we should at some stage get a water tank. But at around $3,000 installed (before rebates) it is something that needs careful consideration; so in this weeks show, Costa gives us the top 5 tips you need to know about installing a water tank at your place.

Ikebana is an ancient Japanese flower art that uses flower arrangement in an attempt to recreate nature. In this week’s Zen Shed, Megumi Bennett reveals the delicate art that is Ikebana and how through the process of creating these spectacular pieces of art, she experiences peace, tranquillity and fulfilment.

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