Did you know that Permablitz turned ten this year? Sounds like someone ought to have a party! Check out our latest newsletter, chock-full of latest blitzin news and events. And info on the upcoming Permablitz Turns Ten Party!
Author: Adrian O'Hagan
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.
Rocket grows like a rocket! It is so fast that only two weeks after planting, the leaves will be ready to pick for salads and sandwiches. It’s definitely worth growing in the vegie patch...
Alison of Whitehorse Urban Harvest shares her experiences with Soil Blocks – these allow seedlings roots to be pruned by the air and allow plants to quickly re-establish after transplanting thanks to minimal root disturbance
Want to know what to plant and when? This crop list is a fantastic resource – print it out and whack it on the fridge so you know the best times to get planting.
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.
With the help of Pooja, Natacha, Den and three of Mei’s own children, trenches were dug from the tap point to each garden bed and 13mm polypipe set down, ready for the weeper hoses.
Most of us have heard of the benefits of companion planting, but some may not know what companion planting means and how its principles can be applied within the garden. In short: companion planting involves grouping garden...
Got a project that needs some rocks? Like a pond or maybe a bit of landscape action? Worry not – we’ve got you covered. (We’ve even got cool things to DO with rocks!)