Kate is a gardening consultant based in Brisbane, who specialises in teaching people to garden in harmony with nature, ensuring gardeners of all levels of experience can create their own dream garden. By working with nature, she focuses on a very sustainable approach to gardening which is not only eco-friendly but also makes the job at hand so much easier.
Kate’s career changed from environmental science to professional gardening after the 2011 floods in which her own local community was severely affected. Her volunteer efforts to restore flooded gardens saw her earn several awards including a prestigious “Ray Phippard Fellowship” from the Lions International.
Kate is the author of three popular gardening books, including Working With Weeds; a practical guide to understanding, using and managing weeds, Earth Repair Gardening; The lazy gardener’s guide to saving the Earth, and Gardening After A Flood.
Kate’s work has seen her receive peer recognition and industry awards, including:
2021 Award of Merit from the Australian Institute of Horticulture for Working With Weeds
2022 Anita Boucher Award from the Horticulture Media Association Australia for her work helping gardeners recover from flooding.
Kate runs regular gardening workshops in community gardens, local libraries and in her own garden on a diverse range of topics including edible weeds, sustainable gardening, subtropical cottage gardening and gardening on a budget.
Kate is a regular speaker at various garden clubs and garden events.
Kate has an international following through her writings on www.GardenDrum.com/author/katewall/ and her own garden has featured on television and numerous gardening magazines.
Kate's passion for edible weeds has seen her interviewed numerous times. You can see/ hear/ read some of those interviews here: