“Just going and introducing yourself to two other people here today is more valuable than anything I can say.”
Permablitz’s very own Kat Lavers has recently won the Home and Garden category in local Sustainability Awards. She built the garden, nicknamed The Plummery, due to her love of fresh food and said its success was based on its permaculture design which uses minimal resources for growing produce.
Last weekend three Permablitz organisers from across Australia joined Radio National’s Michael Williams on Blueprint for Living, where we spoke about what exactly a Permablitz is.
San Antonio recently enjoyed a permablitz in which a food forest was created. “People are just amazing when they work together, you can just get so much done in a short time. It’s transformed!”
The Permablitz Collective’s very own Kat Lavers has recently adopted a small flock of quails – are she has completely and utterly fallen in love with them.
Eka of the Permablitz Collective is an urban forager. She wants to show people how they can maintain a normal lifestyle with a nine-to-five job and still lead a secret life as a forager. (As originally published in Pip Magazine #6)
Some households fight over who has to mow the lawn, but it’s happily all hands on deck for a share house of green thumbs in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick. Housemates Laura, Hermann, Harriet, Henry and Matt have created a thriving and productive garden in their rental home, establishing an apiary, a chook run and aquaponics system.
So can we make the suburbs edible again? Permablitz networks around the country are showing that we can, one backyard at a time. The Permablitz concept combines physical outcomes with social outcomes.
A NETWORK of volunteers is transforming Australian gardens into sustainable sanctuaries, one ‘Permablitz’ at a time. Launched nine years ago the Permablitz network is a group of volunteers who transform residential yards into sustainable...
By bringing neighbors together, Permablitz aims to both build social bonds and also overcome the inertia and helplessness that many people feel when staring at a small, uninspiring urban yard and wondering what they can do with it.