Buckets of plums to give away are a beautiful thing, but knowing how to preserve fruit for a cold winter’s day is even better! In this session, you will explore Kat Lavers’ award-winning permaculture kitchen garden and the walk-in pantry she uses to store preserves throughout the year. She’ll discuss tips and tricks for preserving with a focus on fruit.

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 420kg in 2018!) 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.

The ticket price of $30 includes workshop notes

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Sun 24 / Feb 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Private Residence
Northcote, Vic 3070 Australia



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