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Roman and Jana SpurThis Saturday locals will be treated to a presentation from the inspiring and inventive Roman Spur. You may have seen him and his family on Gardening Australia (video below). Roman will be speaking at the monthly Open Day at Carindale’s Southside Sustainability Centre and everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Sustainability Centre Open Day | Saturday 4th October, 9am-12pm.
Presentation from Roman Spur: 9.30am. Morning tea from 10.30am. Tour of the gardens: 9am – midday.
Cnr Wright St & Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale (access off Wright Street)

Roman’s presentation will be on ‘Sustainable Living in a Rental Property’. What he and his wife have achieved with their home and garden is a great example of sustainability, making the most of your environment and positive community action.

This is our sustainable-living story which we would like to share with you to provide information, ideas, inspiration and courage to take the first step in your life. Being less reliant on the system and becoming self- sufficient by growing food, utilizing recycled material and using the urban environment to our benefit, is our passion and lifestyle. We have created “a small kingdom” in a rental property in Brisbane, where we are living a fulfilling life in complete happiness. Enjoying every moment of life, a sense of belonging and achievement encourages us to take further steps into an amazing future ahead of all of us.

Find out more about the interesting activities and ways they can teach you more on their SpurTopia website.

The Southside Sustainability Centre, run by the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C), features a native plant nursery, fruit and vegetable gardens, heritage poultry, native revegetation areas, water recycling and water efficiency, artwork and a sensory garden.

The Open Day event is sponsored by the Bulimba Creek Environment Fund.

RSVP or further information: Heather Barns at B4C 3398 8003, 0410 840 343 or

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

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