Grow Ō Tautahi might be a garden show but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a good crop of scientific presentations to dig into.
Festival Science Ambassador Trevor Stuthridge is keen to share cool science and research that make a real difference to people’s lives.
He will be joined by a line-up of Lincoln experts and displays, exploring everything from bumblebee motels to how we enjoy what we eat.
In a food sensory science presentation, virtual reality will be used to look at how our environment can change our emotional state in relation to the food we’re eating, and how we find it tastes.
Bumblebee motels, which attendees can make themselves, provide a space for important pollinators, offering a fresh look at the role that bees play, even though they might not get the attention their honeybee cousins do.
Trevor will also look at understanding how to use your garden space, which plants to choose for it and why, including what they will look like in 10 years’ time, as well as things like canopy coverage and biodiversity encouragement.
There’s a lot to choose from, just like at Lincoln University itself.
Read more about Trevor Stuthridge’s cool and quirky science on the Grow website.
Lincoln University is a presenting sponsor of the free Grow Ō Tautahi Christchurch Garden Festival which runs over three days from 20-22 March 2020, in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.