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Mark Carmody leaves the horticultural airwaves

April 15th, 2006 at 08:25am

Many Canberrans would be familiar with Mark Carmody, host of 666 ABC Canberra‘s gardening show. Mark has been hosting this show for many years, and has been a welcome addition to many households on a Saturday morning, but he has decided to hang up the garden microphone, and ride off into the distance, on a riding/driving tour of Australia.

Mark’s ABC predecessor and current host of the 2CC gardening show, David Young, wished Mark well on his journeys, and paid tribute to him this morning.

I suppose this means that people who are after wireless horticultural advice will turn over to 2CC from 7am-9am every Saturday and Sunday to hear the excellent “David Young’s Garden”. I’m a long-time listener to David’s show and I think David has a very relaxed manner of dealing with things, which is the perfect way to start the day. I’m sure that Mark’s listeners will agree with me once they make the switch.

For the record, the ABC website offers the following information about Mark:

Mark Carmody

Mark Carmody

Even if you’re not a gardener, you’ll enjoy starting your weekend with Mark from 8.30am each Saturday morning.

Mark has over two decades of gardening experience, including being head gardener at The Lodge during the Fraser and Hawke years, and at the Tindal Air Force Base in the Northern Territory.

He currently works for the Department of Urban Services and his formal qualifications include a Certificate of Horticulture from the Canberra Institute of Technology and an Associate Diploma of Science (Horticulture).

Best of luck Mark, I hope you enjoy your journey around Australia, I know many Canberrans will miss you, and you can rest assured that David Young will do an excellent job picking up all of those questions that would have been directed at you.


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  • 1. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 15th, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    Best wishes Mark.

  • 2. heatseeker  |  April 16th, 2006 at 8:10 am

    Sorry to see him stepping out from behind the manure microphone … I got some great pointers from him which helped that crop I planted up in the Brindabellas thrive …

  • 3. Samuel  |  April 16th, 2006 at 9:49 am

    I believe that the ABC have a replacement for him, I’ll give them a call on Tuesday to find out who it is.


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