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UAF 2023 Speakers

We are honoured to welcome our 2023 keynote speakers and the wealth of experience and knowledge that they bring to this year's Urban Agriculture Forum.

Keynote & Featured Speakers

Linda Appel Lipsuis

CEO, Denver Urban Gardens

Costa Georgiadis

Host, Gardening Australia, ABC

Hannah Moloney

ABC TV Host, Gardening Australia

Brenden Moore

Aboriginal education, Botanic Gardens of Sydney

Tim Sansom

CEO, Diggers Foundation (The Diggers Club)

Rabekha Siebert

Urban Agriculture Coordinator, City of Dallas

Sharon Windsor

Founder, Indigiearth

Guest Speakers & Panelists

Ashley Atkinson

Co-Director, Fundraising + Farm & Market Operations, Keep Growing Detroit

Prue Bauer

Co-Founder, CEO, Airgarden

Uncle Ben Harry

Bridget Bentley

Community Engagement Manager, Bendigo Foodshare

Fiona Berry

Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

Jacqui Besgrove

CEO, Pocket City Farms

Clytie Binder

Waste Educator, Brisbane City Council

Brendan Bolton

Garden Organics Business Development & Education, City of Greater Geelong

Eric Brymer

Chartered Psychologist, Southern Cross University

Fiona Buining

Owner, Ainslie Urban Farm. Also Churchill Fellow

Jorge Cantellano

Coordinator, EdibleScapes Gardens

Dr Cathy Wilkinson

CEO, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

De Chantal Hillis

Primary School Teacher and Business Owner, Little Raptors

Dr Charlie Brennan

Co-Director, Garden Juju Collective

Robin Clayfield

Permaculture Educator

Liane Colwell

Permaculture Designer, University of Technology, Sydney

Emma Daniell

NSW Representative, Community Gardens Australia

Jo Dean

Tasmanian Coordinator, Community Gardens Australia

Auntie Donia Bon

Jacqulyn Evans

PhD Candidate, La Trobe University

Lauren Flaherty

Stategy Advisor, Social, City of Sydney

Meg Foots

Events Committee, Therapeutic Horticulture Australia

Morag Gamble

Founder, Permaculture Education Institute

Anastasia Gramatakos

PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne

Gavin Hardy

Queensland coordinator, Community Gardens Australia

Ann Hill

Senior Lecturer , University of Canberra

Jenny Hughes

Education Manager, Cotton Australia

Nadya Hutagalung

Change Maker, We the Good

Evelyn Ivinson

Masters student, Macquarie University, Sydney

Anna Jane Linke

Program Manager, Illawara Edible Garden Trail

Arun Kafle

PhD Candidate, University of South Australia / Government of Nepal

Julian Lee

Sustainability Educator, Randwick City Council

Deborah Lennis

Terry Lennis

Alison Lewis-Nicholson

Committee Member, Barwon Oil Barons

Bjorn Low

Executive Director, Edible Garden City

Linda Martin-Chew

Director, The Rural Planner

Isaac Mayer

Founder, Bush Bees

Leigh McGaghey

Consultant landscape architect, Wired for Nature

Chelsea McNab

Executive Officer, Yarra Valley ECOSS

Myra Mow

Environmental Science Graduate, University of Queensland

Kate Neale

Founder, Digability

Leonie Norrington


Bridget O'Brien

Co-Director, Garden Juju Collective

Lucy Payne

Head of Partnerships, Food Ladder

Carol Perdigão

President, Just Food Collective

Manu Prigioni

Co-Founder, Farm It Forward

Indiana Rhind

Co-Founder and CTO, Farmwall

Firdaus Sani

Founder, Orang Laut SG

Angela Schumacher

Education consultant, Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales

Tarunna Sebastian

Lecturer, University of Sydney

Ben Shaw

Co-Founder, Farm My School

Cathy Sherry

Professor, School of Law, Macquarie University, Sydney

David Sivyer

Owner / Director, Feedback Organic Recovery

Georgina Stanley

Farm Manager, Smith St Community Farm

Eric Sturman

Head of Sales, Water Ups

Amy Tacey

Food Hub Coordinator, Common Ground Project

Belinda Thackeray

Program Manager – Community Greening, City of Sydney

Bethaney Turner

Associate Professor, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra

Pablo Valentin Ermini

National Institute for Agriculture Technology

Rachael Walshe

PhD Candidate, James Cook University

Rosie Welch

Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Wadiya Wirinya