CQUniversity Rockhampton City Campus Horticulture Teacher Kay Pearson is the very definition of a “green thumb”. However, her love of plants goes beyond just gardening because she uses her skills and knowledge to share the importance and benefits of plants on the environment with her students.
What is your first memory?
My first memory is from when I was a two-year-old sitting on the bonnet of my parent’s car.
What is the best thing about being at CQUni?
I love teaching, love gardening and propagating new plants with the students on campus.
What do you love most about your role?
Working with a lot of students of different ages with the same interests (plants).
Who has made an impact on your life?
My son – even with his mental health issues, he is still managing to live a full life.
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
Make people understand the importance of growing plants both indoors and out.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
Live a little.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Ability to sprinkle fairy dust and make the world green and lush with lots of water.
What is your favourite karaoke song?
I don’t have a good voice, so I am a back-up dancer only.