This is a guest post from our friends at Happen Films, enjoy!
Our new release: The Plummery
The Plummery is the Melbourne home of Kat Lavers, whose backyard permaculture garden measuring only 100sq/m produces over 400kg of food year-round.
We came across Kat in the amazing book RetroSuburbia, by the co-originator of permaculture, David Holmgren. Kat’s home and garden were a case study in the book and when we contacted her she was super keen to share her place on film.
We could easily have made a much longer film, taking in both house and garden and showcasing so many examples on one property of urban resilience and sustainable living. But attention spans are short these days! So we focused on her amazingly abundant tiny garden because we so often hear: “Well it’s ok for people who have land, what about people who live in the city?” (We frequently hear this after people see Living the Change – we can talk about the big Access To Land question during the Q&A if you’re interested!)
This little 8-minute film has been shared so widely since it’s release on 23 February, indicating to us that it’s a subject people are keen to hear more about. We hope you enjoy it, that it inspires you, and that you’ll join us at the Pachamama Living the Change screening on 21 March to ask questions about the issues and solutions raised in both films.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Antoinette & Jordan