The Australian Landscape Conference is launching a new online workshop series entitled Landscapes in Landscapes.
The first workshop in this series “Growing the Native Food Garden” will be presented by Kate Herd and Karen Sutherland.
The focused interest of natives as garden and food plants has led to greater sophistication about how to use them in a gardenesque and artist way.
Kate Herd and Karen Sutherland, both accomplished writers and designers, will present an online webinar about designing the native food garden. This tutorial will cover the selection of useful and edible Australian species suitable for temperate regions, growing tolerances, as well as their use and application in the kitchen and beyond.
The focus will be on how to combine edible natives in an ornamental way for year-round garden structure and amenity while also zoning plants according to their water, nutrient and cultivation requirements. Using examples from case studies and trials, this webinar will also look at how edible gardens can be designed for school and community spaces and integrated with other plantings.
In the process of growing edible natives Karen and Kate feel you can develop a deeper awareness of our amazing Australian flora and pay respect to Indigenous knowledge and culture.