Urban Quail Keeping
In this session, you'll meet Kat Lavers' covey of quails which support 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.
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 (428kg in 2018!) while using only 46 litres of mains water per person and 3.9 kilowatt hours of electricity per day.
The Backyard Harvest Festival is opening home food gardens for tours and workshops get you inspired to grow your own fresh healthy food. This includes include sessions on keeping backyard chooks and quails, organic pest and disease management, composting, aquaponics, and fruit tree pruning techniques – as well as guided tours of some of Darebin’s most abundant private food gardens and community gardens.