The first Permablitz Designers Guild Session for 2014 was held at CERES on the 7th of April and was a great success! A big thanks to all those who came along to get involved.
We had a great presentation by Nase & Nikki about their eye opening trip to Cuba for the 2013 International Permaculture Convergence, and thanks to Hermann for presenting his controversial angle on Biochar!
Thanks also to CERES & Nase again for hosting us. It was a great evening with plenty of networking, permaculture discussions and some hot debate!
If you'd like to come along to the 2nd Guild Session of 2014, please do! They are open to all, even if you're not on the Designers Guild.
The next event will be on Tuesday 20th May at Flemington's Farnham St Neighbourhood Learning Centre; info here.
We are back for another Blitz in the Mill Park Food Forest.
On a partially sunny Sunday on the 16 March 2014 12 people and an Irish wolfhound shared good moments among the trees. There was even a journalist from Germany who is going to write an article about Permablitz!
The garden at Mill Park Salvation Army has a number of robust garden beds and a healthy and thriving demonstration food forest garden, which was planted last year. Previously amazing berms and swales have been put down to support fruit trees on contour, now they need some help to grow!
While we are in a bit of a summer heat break with new Blitzes at the moment, we want to take some time and catch up with some Blitzes that happened in the hectic spring time.
Here is one in North Carlton for your enjoyment! With Video!
Permablitz 155 was an amazing summerly-productive-smile-event at Rosa's house in Northcote.
Many new Blitzers came together with a few veterans on a cloudy day on the 12th January for the first Blitz of the year 2014. As soon as the weather god saw what the Blitz people were up to, it rewarded our efforts with great sunny weather that made working in the garden a bliss.
Permablitz #151, held at Michelle and Chris’ place in Northcote on Sunday 13th October, saw both first timers and serial blitzers come together with good cheer and steady determination to transform the outdoor space. The morning was heavy with clouds, and as scattered rain fell throughout the day it turned the soil into thick and pebbly mud. Blitzers threw on raincoats and warmed up with a steaming cup of tea, leftover birthday cake, and a quick chat, and got back to the goals of the day.
Christine, who designed the blitz with plenty of input from Michelle and Chris, planned for the group to build four wicking beds, put in a couple of herb and flower beds, plant fruit trees, build a chook yard fence, paint the back wall of the chook shed, build compost bays, and sow seeds (and of course do a fair amount of weeding).
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