Growing an Abundance of Food in the City Using Permaculture

Kat Lavers demonstrates that it is possible to produce a meaningful amount of food on a standard sized urban block at The Plummery. The entire block including the house is 280 square meters but the food producing area is only 100 square meters. 

She lives with her partner and WWOOFERS, spending only four hours a week on average maintaining the garden. The abundance comes from close observation and planting densely with a tight rotation system.

They also keep quails because there is not enough space for chickens. The quails produce eggs and nitrogen rich manure for the edible garden.  

Rather than aiming to be self-sufficient, they aim for community dependence where most of their diet comes from the Plummery or within their bioregion. 

Growing food at The Plummery is Kat Laver’s experiment on how to regain a connection to the land in the context of a city. 

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