Indira Naidoo, one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and author of ‘The Edible Balcony’ has some great ideas for anyone trying to maximise their available space for growing food, especially for those with balconies and small gardens.
Indira's first book, the best-selling ‘The Edible Balcony’ published in 2011, about growing food in small spaces, has been launched in London, Hong Kong and New York and she lectures internationally on food sustainability issues.
Indira also hosts urban food garden tours. Last year she took a tour group to explore the rooftop farms of New York City.
She has designed two award-winning food gardens for the Australian Garden Show Sydney, in Centennial Park, and through her garden company helps community group build their own food gardens.
Indira is an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel and conducts weekly gardening classes on its rooftop vegetable garden for its homeless visitors.
In recent years Indira’s journalistic interest has shifted to the role global environmental issues play in conflict, poverty and food security.
She has been the media manager for consumer advocacy group CHOICE and was a Geneva-based sustainability consultant with the United Nations’ trade development arm – The International Trade Centre.
In 2009 she was selected from 2000 applicants to be trained by former US Vice President Al Gore as a climate change presenter.
You can hear all about Indira's solutions to growing food in small spaces on Monday 15th June at 7pm (supper at 8:30pm) at the Lindfield Community Centre, 259 Pacific Highway, Lindfield.
Her signed book, “The Edible Balcony”, will be available for $40 cash on the night.
$5 non-members. Free for PSN members. Doors open at 6.30pm when you can check out our library, pick up a bargain at the reuse roundabout, or some produce from our members. Please join us for supper afterwards at 8.30 pm and bring a mug for tea.