Sophie Thomson recognised on International Women’s Day

Congratulations to Sophie Thomson for receiving a South Australian Women’s Award for 2024.

The Inspiring South Australian Women’s Awards recognise outstanding women who have made significant community contributions in areas such as education, health, charitable and voluntary services, prevention of violence, disability, science and the environment.

Recipients are identified by the South Australian community as worthy of acknowledgement.

The awards, presented last month at Government House, are coordinated by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and funded by the Department of Human Services’ Office for Women.

In commenting on the award in her Sophie’s Patch newsletter (March 2024), Sophie said: “I am passionate about plants, gardening, and the role they play in personal and community health and wellbeing and resilience. It is for this reason that I am humbled and honoured to have receive the 2024 Inspiring South Australian Woman award.”

“I may be totally biased, but I genuinely believe that gardens and gardening hold the solution to the problems we face in our own lives and in the world around us. What drives me is to make a difference and help others connect … or reconnect … with gardening. Whether affected by fire, drought, floods, community disharmony, illness or whether its young people who have been living rough and simply never having had a stable home or garden, I want to connect them to the life changing and nourishing power of gardening.”

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