Karen Sutherland

Karen was born in country Victoria to a family of farmers and gardeners. After getting a taste of vegetable growing at the age of eight, when she dug her first garden bed, she continues her food-growing journey. Edible Eden Design grew from a desire to share her knowledge and passion for urban food growing with others. She trained at CERES (Community Environment Park), Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, Burnley Horticultural College and a Permaculture Design Certificate with Bill Mollison. She continues to learn from her own garden laboratory, Gunyah, in inner Melbourne. Karen writes for Organic Gardener and Green Magazine, and has self-published her first book, Tomato, with gardening guru Penny Woodward and cookery writer Janice Sutton

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.