here's a great little video of a permablitz up in Boambee, NSW
May 1 is National Permaculture Day
Stay tuned... we will be involved in two events most likely, one blitz, one huge premier film screening of The Economics of Happiness featuring a panel discussion including film maker and author Helena Norberg-Hodge.
Check it out here:
Costa's Ballarat Odyssey
Friday, 11 March 2011, 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Costa Georgiadis (from SBS's "Costa's Gardening Odyssey") will speak on "Why everyone should grow food at home!". Ballarat Mayor, Cr Craig Fletcher, will welcome guests and introduce Costa. This event is the official launch of the "Backyard Bounty" project, which will organise a series of public workshops on home food production, plus kick off Permablitz in Ballarat! (Permablitzes are one day backyard 'make-overs' to create productive food gardens using permaculture design principles)
Check it out on Facebook
Location : Cooinda Centre, 10 Learmonth Rd, Wendouree Facebook: Ballarat Permaculture Guild, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=183225073570
Website coming soon: http://www.ballaratpermacultureguild.org
Here's a great intro to permablitz article from Adrian Buckley of the Calgary Permablitz Network(!) and Big Eye Permaculture
In this article, I'm focussing on the Permablitz, which I'm losing sleep over because I can't stop thinking about it!
So here's how they work in a nutshell: Community members come together to install a project designed through permaculture principles in a single day. The word "Blitz" is German for "lightning" - a brief but intense transfer of energy, so a Permablitz is essentially a lightning strike of positive and constructive energy!
While Melbourne (population: 4 million) celebrated it's 100th permablitz, Bega (population: 4,537) held it's 7th. Adjusted for population, this is the equivalent of Melbourne hosting its 6,171st permablitz. Way to make our milestone seem paltry.
One of the organisers John Champange in an email the next day wrote, "Why is it that I wake up the next morning from a Permablitz with a warm inner glow? Because.....they are soooo wonderful to be a part of."
Check out a report and images over at thebegavalley.org.au
Listen to the audio for ABC Radio Kitchen Gardener program
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