SUSTAINABLY LOCAL: KITTY HART FROM B-ALTERNATIVE

If your an avid farmers' market goer in Melbourne, you will no doubt have come across the gorgoeus Kitty who is the face behind B-Alternative's eco-awareness stalls. We caught up with Kitty and had a chat about her passion for sustainablity & her workplace. Managing an organic grocer last year, I was immersed in a community of responsible gardeners, food providers, naturopaths and permaculture enthusiasts, B-Alternative was a natural progression, considering my ever growing passion for all things planet positive! 

How to build a worm tower

Get the kids in the garden and install a worm tower. Create healthy, living soil that will feed your garden beds.  Introducing a worm tower will create a living mini microbe system. This will improve the quality of your vegetable beds and improve the growth of your produce as the nutrients are delivered straight to your soil. 

Bonbeach Primary School Garden – Pip Australian Permaculture Magazine.

South east of Melbourne sits a little school in Bonbeach. The school holds a magical place where students, their families and the community can connect with nature. In 2013 the front of the school grounds were piled with rubble. A small patch of grass and 8 empty vegetable beds were all that sat on the flat grounds. It has taken 3 years for 2 very eager volunteering mums and a small army of students to transform the space into a permaculture based learning garden, filled with organic fruit orchard, native plantings, chicken coop, worm farm, mini food forest, frog bog, nature play areas and 25 vegetable beds – 6 of which are now community plots.