SUSTAINABLE BACKYARD FOOD PRODUCTION

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My Productive Backyard

My Productive Backyard aims to inspire people to learn how to grow their own organic vegetables, to create healthy, nutritious food in a sustainable way.

These skills empower everyone to be in control of their own food supply, and work towards sustainable food production for the future.

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Kathy Finigan

Since leaving home at 18 Kathy has lived in a variety of housing options, but has always had some sort of food production.

For the past 30 years she has dedicated her energy to teaching anyone and everyone who will listen how to grow a bit of their own food – whether its a small plot or a pot, everyone can grow something.

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WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING 

Whether it is for your community group, circle of friends or for an event, Kathy can deliver workshops or speak on organic gardening and growing from a wide range of topics. Use one of our existing resources or develop a completely custom workshop for your audience, and harness Kathy’s passion for growing to inspire others to grow their own!

GARDEN CONSULTANT

If you have ever struggled with your garden, then I would love to help you do better! Whether its a specific plant or whether you want a complete review of what you are growing, I can help.

GARDEN DESIGN

From plotting out areas on your property that would be best suited to vegetable growing to designing a beautifully designed garden, I can offer my 30 years experience on your own property

COMMUNITY GARDENS

From set up, to design and execution, I have worked in community gardens up and down the South Coast of NSW and I want to bring that passion for growing to your area.

GARDEN TOURS

Come and tour my property in the Southern Highlands of NSW and gain inspiration for your own property, as well as an understanding of how a productive backyard can exist with a decorative garden in complete harmony.

GROWING GUIDES

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ANNUAL

VEGETABLE

GARDEN

Grow all your own food for a year, using techniques for crop rotation, successive planting and companion planting. Learn how to plan out your own annual vegetable garden, which plants you should grow for your family, watering techniques and what to do with the waste produced by your garden.

Having backyard chickens is an incredibly rewarding experience for adults, children and averyone in between!

Learn how to set up your own chook yard, how to maintain your chickens, what you should be feeding them and how to help them lay year round. Includes handy daily, weekly, monthly and annual chart for chook care.

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CHICKEN

HANDLING

MANUAL

GROWING

CITRUS IN

CONTAINERS

AT HOME

not everyone has the space or the climate to grow citrus in the ground. The answer is often to grow them in a container of some kind.

So if you have limited space, want an attractive productive plant for a balcony or paved area or something that can be moved to access a more favourable microclimate, then growing citrus in pots is the answer.

No-dig gardens are basically a raised garden made up of layers of organic matter that rot down into a nutrient-rich living soil. It is the perfect solution to tough or poor soils and can be created on virtually any surface, be it rocky soil or heavy clay, even over lawn and concrete, and eliminates the need for any backbreaking work.

Learn how to set up your own No-Dig Garden and grow plenty of food for your family!

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NO DIG

VEGETABLE

GARDEN

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