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‘The Plummery’ Permaculture Kitchen Garden and Backyard Quail workshops

Permaculture Designer and urban farmer Kat Lavers is holding 2 workshops on Saturday 1 December at ‘The Plummery’:

  1. Backyard Quails: 10.00 – 11.30am

In this session you’ll have the chance to explore Kat Lavers’ award-winning permaculture kitchen garden in Northcote to learn how such a small space has been able to provide over 350kg of food in a single year. For anyone who has dreamed of growing more food in the space they have, this session will focus on how to get more out of a small space with less work by incorporating permaculture design principles and thoughtful planning.

Cost: $30


Address – provided on booking

2. The Permaculture Kitchen Garden: growing more veggies with less work: 1.00 – 2.30pm

In this session, you’ll visit with Kat Lavers’ bevy of quails which tie together her permaculture kitchen garden in Northcote. You’ll learn all about quail care including housing, feeding and how they can work to support a garden system.

Cost $30


Address – provided on booking

Brought to you by Open Garden Victoria and 3000acres, with support from the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation

About Kat Lavers

Kat Lavers is a garden farmer, permaculture designer and facilitator. Her award-winning urban permaculture system, ‘The Plummery’, is featured in permaculture co-originator David Holmgren’s book RetroSuburbia. The 280 square metre block produces almost all the household’s herbs, veggies, fruit and eggs (more than 350kg in 2016!) while using only 46 litres of mains water per person and 3.9 kilowatt hours of electricity per day.

When she’s not teaching permaculture and organic gardening, Kat designs urban agriculture projects and education programs with local councils and communities, and is a volunteer coordinator of Permablitz Melbourne.

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