Can you imagine a garden that gives you a year’s worth of food yet given only 4 hours of work a week?
Kat Lavers and her partner, Danny, have lived in a suburban block for ten years and have transformed their hundred square-meter garden into a food-producing space. Watch the video below as Kat shows how she grows a lot of food in her permaculture garden.
The couple used a process called permaculture design to get the most out of their living space. “We’ve taken the time to observe the site, think about all the different seasonal implications of where we are, think about our own needs as humans, and how to really make the site as elegant a design as possible so that we get more out than we put in, in terms of our effort and time,” says Kat.
Their permaculture garden also has an aviary full of quails as their source of eggs. Kat states that quails are quiet animals which is a huge advantage in small city blocks. Kat also believes that if she eats animal products, those animals have the best life that she can give them.
“We know we have sometimes got crises going on, large floods, bushfires, let alone occasional economic instability. In those times, one of the things that becomes most critical, of course, is access to fresh produce, and the city might never feed itself completely in fresh produce, but we can add a buffer, we can do something which minimizes the packaging, the transport, the fuel use, the chemical use, all the impact that comes along with conventionally produced foods.” – Kat Lavers.
Read the full article here: https://www.treehugger.com/growing-tons-produce-square-foot-urban-garden-hours-week-4856876.