University of Canberra
CURF Seminar - Indira Naidoo - "The Edible City" - 29 May 2017
Posted 10 July 2017 2:37pm

INDIRA NAIDOO -  “The Edible City - How communities are transforming urban land into green space to combat climate change and grow community”

Monday 29 May 2017

Indira Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news programmes – including ABC’s LATE EDITION and SBS TV’s WORLD NEWS TONIGHT. She has a strong interest in the role global environmental issues play in conflict, poverty and food security and believes that gardens are the best vehicle for people to connect and make a positive impact on the environment and society.

Author of the best-selling ‘The Edible Balcony’ (2011), about growing food in small spaces and ‘The Edible City’ - about community gardening (2015), Indira has designed two award-winning gardens for the Australian Garden Show and was its Ambassador in 2016. She also presented widely acclaimed workshops at Floriade in 2014.

For the past 10 years Indira has been an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre, the Wayside Chapel, and conducts gardening and beekeeping classes on its rooftop vegetable garden. She also works with indigenous bush tucker and multi-cultural gardens in urban settings and is passionate about reducing and reusing food waste from restaurants.

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 Vice-Chancellor Professor Deep Saini opened the Seminar and introduced our sepaker.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Deep Saini  opened the seminar

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