Speakers & Presenters

Scott Darlow

Scott is a well respected musician and storyteller who presents sought after workshops for youth. His mission is to unite cultures through his love of music, promoting forgiveness, love, understanding, tolerance and empathy.Scott Darlow Pic

For more than ten years, Scott has been one of the countries hardest working and most successful independent artists. The versatile singer/guitarist/didgeridoo player from Yorta Yorta country has released five albums, both with his band The Darlow show and more recently as a solo artist. He has toured Australia more times than he can remember, and this year released his first solo album, Sorry. Scott is a World Vision Artist, using his charm and humor far and wide, from the biggest festivals to the smallest club crowds to raise awareness and funds for World Vision Australia’s Indigenous program. He also partners with Australians Together, helping churches and schools understand the heart of the problems in our nation and respond to Indigenous disadvantage.

 

Sabrina Hahn

sabrina 1Sabrina Hahn is a whole lot of hort with heart – master gardener, storyteller of note, qualified horticulturalist with a passion for the creation of sustainable environments that bring life back into cities and rural areas. Her mantra is to encourage others to take on a caretaker role within their own back yards so that future generations have access to a healthy planet.

An obsessive gardener, she started landscaping at the age of four: stripping flowers and foliage from her grandmother’s yard, creating magical miniature gardens all in her Nan’s baking trays. Since then, Sabrina has shared her passion and knowledge with folks all around the world, inspiring them to create meaningful connections with nature through sustainable gardening practices.

Sabrina has shared her stories and passion for green spaces on ABC radio for over 25 years, being one of the earliest pioneers to promote sustainable gardening practices in the media. She is a highly entertaining public speaker, and MC, she writes a twice-weekly gardening column in The West Australian, and also contributes articles for Gardening Australia and Organic Gardener.

Her extensive knowledge on gardening comes from a scientific background of horticulture, soil science, entomology and botany. Sabrina has been awarded a lifetime membership from the Nursery and Garden Industry of Western Australia, and nominated for Australian of the Year for her services to the industry.

Sabrina has worked extensively for the past decade in remote Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley developing edible gardens so that Aboriginal people have greater access to healthy food and become more sustainable. She believes the availability of healthy, fresh food will have a positive impact on the health of children in remote areas where fresh vegetables are a luxury. She has formed friendships with women elders in communities to enable them to propagate their own bush tucker and bush medicine plants so that their knowledge is passed on the next generation.

Sabrina is also a published author with three books under her belt – Sabrina’s Little ABC Book of Gardening, Sabrina’s Juicy Little Book of Citrus and Dirty Deeds.

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Guest Presenters

Bella’s Challenge

Bella Burgemeister is the Author of the book Bella’s Challenge.

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Bella Burgemeister

At 10 Bella was inspired by The World’s Largest Lesson by Malala Yousafzai and the 17 UN Global Goals for  Sustainable Development. Bella realised the importance of the Global Goals and wanted to help.
Bella’s Challenge is a book about the 17 UN Global Goals turned into kids speak with easy challenges so kids can take action and help the Planet. Bella has given a book to schools in the Bunbury Area and goes into the schools to spread the 17 UN Global Goals and challenge students to take action.
All the money raised by Bella’s Challenge goes back into sustainable projects in line with the Global Goals.

Since January Bella has campaigned Bunbury City Council for Homeless lockers and after 11 months it is becoming a reality.
Bella loves hockey, basketball and yoga. Bella is a member of the Bunbury Youth Advisory Committee and Co-President of Millennium Kids Inc. You can read more about Bella’s Challenge here.