Jimboomba beekeeper Natasha Roebig to feature at Logan's Eco Action Festival

AN AWARD winning Jimboomba beekeeper will feature at Logan's Eco Action Festival this month.

HONEY: Jimboomba beekeeper Natasha Roebig with her daughter Miranda and Jason Roebig. Photo: Supplied

HONEY: Jimboomba beekeeper Natasha Roebig with her daughter Miranda and Jason Roebig. Photo: Supplied

Natasha Roebig from Bee All Natural won the prestigious Queensland Rural Women's award and will use the $10,000 prize to set up a beekeeper training facility in Jimboomba.

The Logan Eco Action Festival will be held at Griffith University, Logan campus at Meadowbrook on May 26 from 10am to 3pm.

Ms Roebig said she would showcase her honey and wax products and encourage more people to pursue a career in the beekeeping industry.

"I'm looking forward to meeting new people in the community and contributing to the discussion on the pending training education facility and encourage more people into the beekeeping network," she said.

"Bees pollinate nearly two thirds of our food source and they are in a state of decline.

"They are interesting creatures and people have a therapeutic experience working with bees."

Former Michelin star chef Bruno Loubet will join a stellar line up of festival guests including Costa Geogiadis from Gardening Australia, gardening guru Claire Bickle and horticulturalist Paul Plant.

Mr Loubet said it was vital to share ideas on how to preserve local communities for future generations.

"It is very important to be sustainable becuase if we are not, we are not going to have much legacy for the children," Mr Loubet said.

"Being sustainable means you look after things in a proper way, you walk with you arm around them and you make the best out of it without destroying anything for the future."

The festival is held in recognition of World Environment Day to inspire people to reduce their carbon footprint and embrace sustainable living.

It will feature workshops, demonstrations and tips on sustainable living practices including plant based cooking, cheese making, keeping backyard chickens, kokedama making and composting.

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