Horticulturist Jody Rigby's love of the outdoors and successful career in horticulture began with a four year apprenticeship in Parks and Gardens at Padstow Tafe in Sydney, where she graduated first in her class. During this time she also obtained both her bobcat and forklift licence and completed a night course in permaculture. As her trade course came to an end she was screen tested for Channel Nine's Backyard Blitz and landed the only female role in the makeover program that would earn seven Logie awards in its eight year run. During this period Jody was also responsible for research for the program, and contributed to Burke's Backyard magazine for four years. Other ventures included Channel Seven's Outdoor Room where she worked alongside Jamie Durie and most recently as co-host of the Lifestyle Channel's Garden Angels.
A keen writer, Jody produced the reference book 150 indestructible Plants in September 2010 and writes the 'Yours in Green' blog for Reader's Digest online and a bi-monthly column in Brisbane's bmagazine, Brisbane's largest lifestyle magazine.
Jody also runs a successful garden design and horticultural consultation service in the inner suburbs of Sydney and in her spare time enjoys the arts and music and has been playing drums for the past 15 years in various bands. A new love of photography, in particular flora based works, have seen her photos published in her own book and a number of magazines.
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