Welcome to Permablitz Melbourne!


Chooks find a happy home

Permablitz recently put the call out to re-house Val’s much loved chooks – Val was moving, and couldn’t take the girls with her. There was an overwhelming response with over 70 people putting their...

Getting ready to fill the veggie beds with fresh compost!

Permablitz #177 Surrey Hills

The weather was perfect on this January Sunday afternoon in Surrey Hills, cloudy and not too hot. We joined Melissa and her small family to transform her garden into a place that she always...



A versatile and remarkably easy to grow subtropical: the quiet achiever of the Carica genus, there is the papaya, but then there is the babaco – the champagne fruit – which will thrive in...


Top ten native Australian foods for your kitchen!

Native Australian produce is local, fresh, healthy and promotes Australian biodiversity. So why don’t we eat such foods more often? It’s not for lack of content or variety. In fact Aboriginal people were sustained...

The happiest girls you ever did see - and all on the lay!

Chooks free to good home!

Permablitz fan Val is moving, and sadly has to say goodbye to her three Isa Browns. The good news is that she’s willing to give them to a good home, and that could be you!


Identifying Plant Nutrient Deficiencies

Not all plant problems are caused by insects or diseases. Sometimes an unhealthy plant is suffering from a nutrient deficiency or even too much of any one nutrient. Plant nutrient deficiencies often manifest as...

Yummy yummy cherries.


Nothing is better than planting a tree in your own backyard. The perfect backyard variety is the Stella, as this is self-pollinating and crops in heavy clusters.


Soil Solutions to Climate Problems

Soil can absorb excess carbon and mitigate climate change according to author and food guru Michael Pollan, who draws on research emerging from around the world. “Climate change can be overwhelming, yet there is...

Fruit trees ready for the planting - and if planting fruit trees, why not accompany these with a chook/orchard system?

Get blitzed in 2016!

2015 was a great year for blitzing around Melbourne, with blitzes and permabees in Hurstbridge, Lower Plenty, Reservoir, Seddon,  Kew, Coburg North, Ashburton, Altona Meadows, Upwey, and Eltham! The popularity of these blitzes have gone from strength to strength...