Our Canberran friends are about have a their 8th permablitz this weekend!
Check it out... www.permablitzact.com
"Permablitz is a great idea for raising public consciousness about the urgency of getting our act together on locally grown food. It's also a welcome sign that the young adult generation is capable of heroism."
James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere and The Long Emergency (www.kunstler.com)
In the permaculture and regenerative agriculture movements there are few we respect more than Darren Doherty. Bendigo born and now a world renowned designer he attempts to spread both knowledge of Keyline agriculture design systems and the love of Australian Rules football to more ignorant places. We're humbled that as he and his partner Lisa travel, they often tell people about permablitz. Lisa it seems even does it in rhyme...
Permaculture is an open-source movement which prides itself on working with those who are ready to be involved, speaking to those who are ready to listen. The effectiveness of this bottom-up strategy is that once you get the Permaculture bug then its not usual that you shake it off. The Permablitz initiative has been an enormously engaging and effective process of developing the capacity for people to be introduced to Permaculture, and do so incrementally such that they are not intimidated by the seeming enormity of the Permaculture spectra, indeed they are starting with 'one backyard at a time'.
Permaculturetation, PERMABLITZING around the nation, we needing some regeneration, gotta move on a consultation, we got an issue with our insulation.
Thanks Daz and Lisa! More power to you!
Thanks for the opportunity to share a few words with you all gathered here on this special weekend. I am in Brisbane with the Regenag series and Joel Salatin . Would have loved to have been there in person but am there in spirit and beard..
I had the pleasure of being a part of a blitz some time back now in East Malvern in 2009 and documenting it as a segment on the show. Since then I have been spreading the word about what you do and what you have unleashed.
Today is a wonderful achievement and in my view of the world I believe it is important to recognise what we do in life, what we achieve as individuals , as a family, and as a community for that matter. Permablitz was an idea, an idea that stemmed from the thoughts of individuals…thoughts that each and every one of us have every day. There are lots and lots of good ideas crystallizing every second of every day. But the road from a thought crystallizing in this case to 100 Permablitz Gardens completed in 3D reality is what we are here to celebrate today. Today is about that road..the time, the challenges, the issues, the agreement, the disagreement, the evolution of the ideas into what is now a movement that has changed peoples lives, lots of peoples lives up until now and many many more as a result of the infectious nature of what a Permablitz releases each and every time they take place.
Humble Melbourne beginnings and yet the ‘blitz’ is spreading its wings and effecting people globally. That is the true sign of a wonderful achievement, that it is being taken and used, open source in places well beyond its birth place, but giving rise to change and learning elsewhere… taking education from its seed place… a local idea making change happen locally and in a manageable way, but in the process adding to the international matrix of accessible food : food security through local supply. Giving people the opportunity to access chemical free food, grown locally with love, building understanding of cycles and seasons, and the ability to eat food from the backyard, biogenically consumed within minutes of harvest.
You have unleased an understanding of the soil..people feeding their soil to fuel their soul.
I have nothing but admiration for what you have achieved and what you have created.
There’s no known cure to the pandemic you have released….I'm infected in perpetuity..
Happily contagious and knowingly spreading your virus….yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Happy 100th Blitz and 1000’s more to come
Big Big Hugs to everyone
Check out Costa's Garden Odyssey over at http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/costa/watchonline/page/i/1/show/costa
4 November, 2010 4:28PM AEDT
No time for your own garden
If you are having trouble finding the time to set-up or take care of your own garden, how about sharing one?
If you are struggling with time, cost or space to create your own veggie garden, you might think about getting involved in a community garden.
Local councils can usually point you in the right direction however if you live near Thurgoona you're invited to help set-up a community garden on Charles Sturt University's Thurgoona campus this weekend.
CSU's John Rafferty says a "permablitz" workshop will be held on Saturday to get the community garden started.
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