Category Archives: Edible Balcony book

Sydney Writer’s Festival goes Edible

My book The Edible Balcony has taken me on an extraordinary journey since it was published last October. I’ve met inspiring people, visited some of the most imaginative community gardens in the country and been invited to share my ideas at some stimulating forums.

But nothing so far has excited me as much as my appearance at the Sydney Writers’ Festival last Saturday.

Sydney Writers Week is easily my favourite event on the calendar. And when the weather is as glorious as this there is no better place to mingle with lovers of ideas.

And they came in their hundreds….

My session was about the rise and rise of DIY and why gardening, cooking and crafting was experiencing such a significant renaissance.

My co-panellist was the lovely author and crafter Kelly Doust and our facilitator was RN radio’s Jason Di Rosso.

Of course I had to bring along some of my balcony basil and pesto for the audience. I also brought a tin of my favourite olive oil The Little General which I think makes my pesto even more delicious.

Kelly and I also did some crocheting while we were talking to show that these skills can be practised anywhere, at anytime.

The audience wanted to know how easy urban food gardening really was and were surprised at how little time I set aside to maintain my plants.

At our book signing later the pesto was proving a big drawcard…..

Maybe I’ll forget about the book and put out a pesto range?

Author In The Window

To coincide with the lead up to the Sydney Writers Festival, The Macleay Bookshop in Potts Point is featuring some of the area’s best-selling authors in its window – literally!

My first stint yesterday went well. I met some lovely locals enticed into the shop with free samples of my pesto made from a recipe in my book The Edible Balcony.

I’m back in the Macleay Bookshop window next Saturday May 12th at 1pm with more pesto so drop by if you are in the neighbourhood. Love to see you !

Eden Gardens – Edible Balcony Book Dinner Nov 8th

Seats are going like hot cakes for the Edible Balcony Book dinner with yours truly next Tuesday night November 8th at Eden Gardens, North Ryde, Sydney.

$79  for a 4 course dinner  (prepared from recipes from my book) + a signed copy of the Edible Balcony.

During this exclusive event I’ll be talking about the book, my balcony and why food gardening is the hottest craze this spring. Book now!

http://www.edengardens.com.au/

Eden Gardens – Edible Balcony Book dinner


ndira Naidoo’s


Circle of life

Four course dinner


The Edible Balcony is the ultimate guide

to creating an organic balcony garden

that is sustainable and productive plus it

features sumptuous recipes using her

own produce. In celebration of Indira

Naidoo’s book launch of The Edible

Balcony, we would like to invite you

come join us in a four course meal

created straight from her book PLUS

each person will receive a complimentary

copy which you can get signed by Indira

on the night.


$79 per person


Includes 4 courses and The

Edible Balcony Book