What a combination !

Start with a cute urban goat called Lady Marmalade. Short in stature but big on personality. Cheerful cheeky, and curious she is the perfect character for a book.

Take Shani Graham – an ex school principal, and twice TEDxPerth speaker. Community activator and gardener she is the perfect person to write a book about Lady Marmalade.

Then add Tim Darby – sand sculptor, musician and artist. He is the best person to bring Lady Marmalade to life with his illustrations.

Together they have created –

Lady Marmalade – Growing Food and Finding Friends.

Lady Marmalade is a goat who lives happily in the country. But what happens when she moves to the city?

Finding herself lonely and hungry she goes for a walk and discovers a diverse range of neighbours all growing yummy food for her to eat. With the help of Mrs Barretts (growing carrots), Patty Prettice (growing lettuce) and a host of others, she ends up with a full belly and lots of friends to invite to a party.

That’s what you hear about in the first reading

But Lady Marmalade is more than that – Lady Marmalade is a story about urban food production, how to make friends, what it means to be lonely, healthy food choices, the diversity of our neighbourhoods . . . . .and lots of goat poo.

I love Lady Marmalade from the moment I saw her. There’s so much to learn when we look at life through her goggles. With good food and friends you have the world in your neighbourhood. Costa Georgiadis Gardening Australia Host

Whimsical imagination and artistry inspired by experience nurturing food, chooks, goats, kids and community in suburban Australia. David Holmgren  co-originator of Permaculture

A complete delight – Lady Marmalade will charm you and also teach you how to make friends in the big city! Hannah Moloney Gardening Australia presenter