PUBLIC SPEAKER 2017-08-04T15:23:32-07:00

Looking for a Guest Public Speaker at your next event? I regularly speak at public, private and community events. Garden expos and clubs. Staff sessions, seminars, companies, organisations and small businesses. Forums, schools, community gardens, libraries and at fund raisers. I present entertaining, inspiring and educational talks on a wide range of topics for adults and students. I engage audiences with fun, memorable, hands-on learning using sustainable practices. Contact me for my Information Package or a quote.

I also provide a range of consulting services for individuals, groups, workplaces and schools. I invite you to join me at upcoming events and workshops.

Anne Gibson - Public speaking to Maleny Garden Club members

What People Say …

Anne Gibson - Public speaker for Sunshine Coast Regional Council

“We engage Anne Gibson (The Micro Gardener) on a regular basis as part of our sustainability engagement programming for the Sunshine Coast Council.  Anne delivers workshops, presentations and a range of activities in our Libraries and at a variety of community events aimed at giving people the inspiration and practical knowledge to engage in home food production.  Anne’s passion and enthusiasm is contagious and her knowledge of edible landscaping is vast. Anne is the consummate professional; super organised, always prepared to go the extra mile, and always wanting to deliver the best possible customer experience and results.  It is an absolute pleasure to engage and work with Anne Gibson and I couldn’t recommend her services highly enough.”

  Sharon Stott, Strategic Policy Officer (Sustainability Engagement) – Sunshine Coast Regional Council

“Thank you so much for your presentation in the Jeffers Market Nourishing Ideas venue. Your presentation was informative, clear, and, most importantly, enjoyable. It contributed significantly to the heart of the festival which is to promote real food (local and green) in stimulating ways.”

Jess Begun, Program Director – Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd

Anne Gibson - Public speaking at the Real Food Festival
Anne Gibson - Public speaking to QECSN members

“Anne, as president of QECSN Inc., it was a real pleasure to have you present for us at Kawana Kindergarten. You are a true inspiration and advocate for gardening with children in ways that are fun and inviting. We all thoroughly enjoyed your session and will return to our Centres inspired to grow share and eat with our children. Thank you.”

Margaret E Sear, President – Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network

“It was great meeting you and witness your passion for micro gardening.  I am sure there will be a spike in sales for shoe hangers on the Sunshine Coast. From feedback from the volunteers it certainly hit the spot with the day’s format and choice of location.”

Judy Schnitzerling, Organisation Development Advisor, Employment & Development | Human Resources Corporate Services – Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Anne Gibson - Public speaker for Sunshine Coast Regional Council staff and volunteers
Anne Gibson - Public speaking to Forest Lake Area Garden Club members

“A big Thank you for being our Guest speaker on Tuesday. The response from members was so positive, with many asking “when is she coming back”?  Most of the members were going home to dig out colanders and baskets, with some going to their local Op shop to find suitable containers to Micro Garden with!”

Juli Horewood – Forest Lake Area Garden Group, Brisbane

“I need to thank you … I loved the session on Friday and I was very excited about getting into my garden. (The organic mix went onto my barrel just before the rain last night). It was great to have someone so passionate about what they do speak to us and pass that passion through. I will certainly be subscribing to the newsletter and hopefully once my veggie patch is under way they will go nuts. Have a lovely day.”

Julie Godfrey – Q-Comp

Anne Gibson - Public speaking to Q-Comp staff at educational sessions
Anne Gibson - Public speaking at Brisbane International Garden Show

“Thank you so much for being a part of the first show. It was a great success and everyone was happy all round.”

Claire Bickle, Qualified Freelance Horticultural & Sustainability Writer, Educator and Speaker. President of the Horticulturalist Media Association QLD – Brisbane International Garden Show

“This is to say a HUGE thankyou to you for being involved with this year’s Conscious Life Festival. Sharing your knowledge and amazing skills – I am so grateful for you wanting to part of this event and supporting it.”

Laura Di Mambro, Founder – Conscious Life Festival

Anne Gibson - Public speaking at the Conscious Life Festival
Anne Gibson - Public speaking to Caloundra African Violet & Indoor Garden Society members

“Thank you for your informative and interesting talk at our Club. Everyone we have spoken to since really enjoyed it. You certainly brightened an otherwise very sad day for our members because of the loss of one of our past presidents and friend, Elsie.”

Jan Payne, Secretary – Caloundra African Violet & Indoor Garden Society

“I am sure we have all gone home having learned something today. Thank you for your input into our Newsletter. Your talk has been enjoyed by all our members.”

Ann Barry, President – Caloundra African Violet & Indoor Garden Society

“I thought you were wonderful, very informative, and truly have a passion for inspiring us all, and was presented very well.”

Jennifer Robinson, Club Member – Caloundra African Violet & Indoor Garden Society

“On behalf of Permaculture Noosa I would like to thank you for a very informative talk on Thursday night.  I have seen your demo at Yandina Gardens and was very excited when Judith booked you for our meeting also.  I have been onto your website and have even bookmarked the planting calendar – what a great reference.  Thanks for all the effort you put into researching and sharing this information. Once again, thank you very much for your presentation.”

Kerry Nagle, Secretary – Permaculture Noosa

Anne Gibson - Public speaking to Permaculture Noosa members
Anne Gibson - Public speaking to Sunshine Coast Seedsaver members

“Thank you for coming along to our group on Sunday. I found it really informative and just added onto my growing knowledge. Also gave me a lot of homework to do (which is a good thing)! I can’t pick out one particular thing which helped, as I learnt and built on all areas of my knowledge for the topics we touched on.”

Christine, Member – Sunshine Coast Seedsavers – Buddina

“Thank you so much for this morning Anne. Everyone raved about it and I feel it will lead to a great group.”

Monika Sprott, Community Engagement Officer at Buddina Community Garden Inc. – Sunshine Coast Seedsavers – Buddina

“I just want to thank you personally for your wonderful contribution on the day.  The kids had a lot of fun and your presentation and stall were very popular. I hope you also got to enjoy the day and look forward to having you again at future events, if possible. With gratitude and warmest regards.”

Cristina Frioni – Open Day Event Coordinator & Treasurer, Yandina Community Gardens Inc.

Anne Gibson - Public speaking at Yandina Community Gardens
Anne Gibson - Public speaking at QLD Garden Expo

“As coordinator of the Giant Kitchen Garden at the Queensland Garden Expo, I organise speakers for our area and Anne Gibson has been involved on many occasions over the past years. Anne is an excellent presenter and her focus on gardening in a small space using organic methods is always well received. In an age where more people are searching for a healthy style of living Anne presents simple ways to enhance depleted soils, grow nutritional food and store and preserve the produce.”

Barbara Wickes – Coordinator, Giant Kitchen Garden, Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour.

“On behalf of the committee and members of the Leafmore Garden Society Inc, please accept our sincere appreciation and thanks for your support and your informative and interesting presentation during our Winter Garden School on 14 & 15 June 2017. With 140 attendees at both days and 105 present at the dinner, our ninth biennial Garden School was an outstanding success. Thank you for making yourself available to the attendees to talk and mix with them. Your generosity made all feel welcome, included and enhanced their experience. The survey showed that you were appreciated by many for your inspiring, dynamic, entertaining, informative, down to earth, approachable manner.”

Joan Cahill, Chair – Leafmore Garden Society Winter Garden School Committee