Space needn't be a limitation to a homegrown harvest. With a little know-how our balconies and other small spaces can provide the perfect environment for growing everything from potted herbs to hanging tomatoes.
Join Indira Naidoo, author of The Edible Balcony and The Edible City, for this workshop as she guides you through her best tips on soil building, sun requirements, pot selection, and how to feed plants and protect them from pests and disease. You'll get your hands dirty learning the best way to pot up your own plants to take home, and have the opportunity to pick Indira's brain on balcony growing.
Suitable for: All ages. Beginner to intermediate gardeners living in apartments and rented homes.
Cost: $45 (workshop only) // $85 (workshop and a signed copy of 'The Edible Balcony' by Indira Naidoo) // $90 (workshop and a signed copy of 'The Edible City' by Indira Naidoo)
Provided: A planted seedling to take home and kickstart your balcony garden.
Bring: Paper, pen + gloves.
Teacher: Indira Naidoo is the author of the best-selling ‘The Edible Balcony’ published in 2011, about growing food in small spaces. Her second book – ‘The Edible City’ - about community gardening - was published in 2015. Indira has designed two award-winning gardens for the Australian Garden Show Sydney, in Centennial Park, and through her garden company helps community groups build their own food gardens. In 2017 Indira was a guest presenter on ABC TV’s ‘Gardening Australia’ program. For the past 10 years Indira has also been an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel. She helped establish the Wayside Chapel’s award-winning rooftop vegetable garden and conducts garden classes on its rooftop vegetable garden for its homeless visitors.