Welcome to Permablitz Melbourne!

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Permablitz #192 – Preston

Jess and Matt lead the team, setting up two wicking beds, installing some fence posts and planting some fruit trees, as well as building the keyhole raised beds in the front yard. Awesome work!

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Blitzes and cake and chickens. Oh my!

What a month October was! A film screening, birthdays, blitzes, first ever Chicken Bingo event – it’s almost more than a Collective kid can bear! But there are gardens out there that need edible...

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Okra

Okra (or lady fingers) are easy to grow and its flowers and fruit can add both ornamental and edible value to your garden. The flower has white or cream-coloured petals and its throat is a...

Inhabit film night

Inhabit – film screening & panel discussion

Permaculture practitioners and newcomers alike attended our From Garden To Globe event on 13 October at VU @ MetroWest in Footscray. The evening started off with a screening of Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective and...

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A walk on the wild side with Naomi

The Permablitz Tenth Birthday party event saw Naomi take a morning Medicinal Plant Lore Walk along Peppertree Place’s luscious garden pathways – here’s just some of the knowledge she shared

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Melbourne has a new hobby – Chicken Bingo!

How do you play you ask? It’s simple really… participants get a ticket and some seed.. The chook is unleashed and eats before spreading the manure love. And when the poop lands, the crowd cries and a winner is declared!

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Creating an African-style keyhole garden

The Keyhole Garden concept is brilliantly simple. A circular raised bed has a centre compost basket that distributes nutrients to the surrounding lasagne-style garden bed, with a small cut-in for easy access to the centre compost basket

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Characteristics of a Tree Guild

Like any other forest, a food forest is a multi-storied affair, with plants from underground, surface, undergrowth, shrubs, understory trees, and the canopy. The basic food forest building block is a Tree Guild.

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Permablitz #188 – Frankston

A sunny spring Sunday, despite the weather forecasts, made for excellent blitzing weather. Our host, Bronnie, suffers from chronic migraines and her biggest stress reliever is enjoying her garden – so our plan was...

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Permablitz #189 – Essendon

Lesley and John with 5-year-old twins Luke and Erin welcomed Permablitz volunteers to reinvigorate and re-vegetate their yards into more productive spaces (with a fairy garden!)