As a reminder, these Guild Sessions are designed as a way to gather, share skills, and meet the other great people in the Permablitz network. They are hosted at rotating locations across the city and we have just one more before the end of the year!
We had a very interactive session this time round with Jo & Dylan from the Desert Echo bringing in paints, brushes and plenty of enthusiasm for a hands on tutorial in watercolour painting! What a great way to present your permaculture design!
We covered the basics and everyone had a chance for a dabble as we constructed simple plans that were turned into watercolour masterpieces. Jo and Dylan also shared some great photos from their recent permaculture related overseas travels with some insightful experiences and very interesting stories! A huge thanks to Jo and Dylan for sharing your experiences and skills with the group!
So that, along with heaps of networking and catching up with old and new friends, wrapped up the 4th Guild Session for 2014! Thanks for all those who made it, we hope you got a lot from it and really enjoyed yourselves. We have just one more planned for this year so if you have been meaning to get along and get involved but haven't had the chance, nows the time!
Permablitz Melbourne Collective
Our four-year-old still doesn't know what a Permablitz is, even though we have had one; Permablitz #163 in Flemington on August 17.
Click here to watch a fabulous timelapse of the Permablitz 157 in Northcote.
We are happy to report that we hosted another very successful Guild Session
last Wednesday the 23rd of July at the Richmond Community Learning Centre.
As a reminder, these Guild Sessions are designed as a way to gather, share
skills, and meet the other great people in the Permablitz network. They are
hosted at rotating locations across the city and we'll have two more events
before year end.
We were lucky to have Dan Palmer, co-founder of permablitz Melbourne
present and discuss with us some of the thinking going into permaculture
design, the importance of reading the site at a micro and macro level and
having the letting the site revel itself through observation and making
A wonderful Permablitz began on a sunny day in Northcote. The garden was a good size east facing backyard with not many trees but, typically for Northcote, a couple of good, established fruit trees desperate for a prune.
As usual, Simon and Hermann's Blitzes started with a work station set-up, so late- comers could start working without too much explanation. Work on the double pallet compost bay started immediately and progressed quickly. Other enthusiasts started digging up the old paths that were overgrown with grass over the years.
An old bathtub got converted into a wicking bed with the help of an old vacuum cleaner pipe and elbow grease. Here's Nick, giving a cameo as a fellow designer, presenting a spontaneous workshop on wicking beds and how they work.
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