Claire Bickle is a qualified Brisbane based horticulturist, having a Diploma in Horticulture and an Advanced Design Certificate in Permaculture Design.
She has worked in multiple areas within the horticultural industry for over 20 years and is currently the President of the Horticultural Media Association Qld.
Claire enjoys delivering Sustainable Living Seminars at various Brisbane libraries for the Brisbane City Council, being a guest speaker and speaking at many different Queensland gardening events and expos, talking on the ABC radio about poultry and gardening, presenting on the community TV gardening show Blooming in Brisbane and writing for many horticultural and sustainability publications such as, Good Organic Gardening, Earth Garden, About the Garden, subtropical gardening, ABC Backyard Chickens 1 & 2 and Organic Life.
Her passion for everything horticultural stems from many a childhood day spent in the company of her grandmother, an avid gardener and plant lover.
Having lived on acreage for the past 18 years, Claire enjoys pursuing her love of nature and sustainable gardening in a subtropical climate by growing with her family their own organic fruit, vegetables, herbs and the meeting with the challenge of blending this in with the surrounding environment and with her other plant passions, natives and flowering perennials.
Over this time Claire has also become successful breeder of various types of purebred poultry from many chicken breeds to ducks, Guinea fowl, quail and turkeys.