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Kath Irvine
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Kath Irvine is the creator of Edible Backyard and a passionate permaculture teacher who has designed, taught and managed food gardens for more than 20 years, successfully feeding her own family of six from her 0.4ha Ohau garden in the Horowhenua along the way. Kath’s articles, books, garden consultations and workshops help people create and maintain smart, well-designed gardens that save time, money and the planet. Spray free, natural, low-input food gardens are Kath’s thing. She believes in a daily serve of fresh-picked organic greens for a happy mind and strong body, and her dream is that every New Zealander can have this.

Books by Kath Irvine

The Edible Backyard

Gardening expert Kath Irvine’s guide to everything you need to know to grow organic vegetables, fruit and herbs in your own garden, all through the year.

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