Tina converted her typical suburban backyard lawn into a vegetable garden by hand. When she wanted to do more, Permablitz Melbourne helped her find a permaculture designer, Terry Roberts, to create an urban food forest wonderland.
Designer: Terry Roberts
In this suburban pocket of Brunswick West you can see the Permablitz catchphrase “eating the suburb—one backyard at a time” in action. There are three front yards in a row, all full of flourishing green edibles.
The sign at the front door says “Spoiled rotten pets live here”. It should read “coddled plants thrive here”! Both front and back yards are lush with growth, in spite of the dryness all around.
The return to Tina’s home to finish the transformation was lots of fun – wicking bed action, pond making, lasagna bed creations and lots of planting!
Wooly, rugged-up and eager as can be, a fine group of blitzers trickled in to Tina’s back yard and were met with a garden simply raring to go!
The coolest new thing to hit Sunbury since ’72 was the blitzing of Anne and Ian’s humble home, with straw-bale gardens and veggie beds galore!
The sun was out, the mattocks were swinging and the soil was delivered. The day of Sandy’s Permablitz offered perfect conditions for yet another poor-looking kikuyu lawn to be ripped out and replaced with productive garden beds.
Last time we were here, we built a great many things, including an African keyhole bed, but sadly didn’t get time to finish everything on the list. So now we’re back to finish what...
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...
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.