Permablitz #222 – Upwey
Date(s) - March 28, 2020
Time - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On the basis of advice from the Premier’s briefing meeting held on Monday 16th March, 9am, Permablitz has decided to cancel the upcoming Upwey Permablitz and the Maribyrnong Permablitz.
Permablitz wants to make sure that we do all we can to take care of our volunteers and hosts, and this means we cannot put them in a position where they may find themselves at risk as part of one of our activities.
We have to consider the health of the hosts, designers, volunteers and their families and friends. Current advice is that public gatherings over 500 people are to be cancelled. This action is designed to avoid harm to the community, particularly for those people who are more vulnerable to this virus – our elderly and those with chronic illnesses. That’s our parents. Our grandparents. Our loved ones. Our friends. Our community.
While permablitzes typically have between 15-60 people and fall beneath these guidelines (for now), the last thing we want is to endanger anyone’s health.
We are monitoring the changing situation and Federal and State Government advice.
Of course, regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, cough and sneeze into your elbow, and avoid touching your face.
Further information can be found on the Victorian Government website: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
What we must not forget in this time of uncertainty is to treat each other with respect and kindness.
Remember one of the core permaculture principles: People Care. Now is the time to live by it more than ever.
Bridget and her partner both completed a PDC in 2010 and are 3 years into developing their property, but with the arrival of a baby the translation of ideas into reality have slowed right down. They’re hoping to increase the biodiversity on their property, give back to their plot of land, grow more food, experiment and scratch their innate desire to grow things! Thanks to help from designer Natalie, we’re going to give them a hand kick-starting their dreams.
Things we’re going to do on the day include:
- Gabion wall construction with no dig herb bed
- Pallet slope stabilisation (Good Life Permaculture style) which will be planted out with green manure
- Bio-intensive double dig garden bed on a slope
We’re also going to have some cool workshops, such as:
- Gabion wall construction
- No dig bed
- Bio-intensive beds
- Slope stabilisation with heat treated pallets.
There will also be a chicken butchering demonstration held at the end of the day (after 3.30pm) for those who are interested in the humane dispatch of livestock as part of permaculture systems.
Due to the small space, this won’t be a child friendly blitz – sorry!
Things to bring along if you can include:
- Wheel barrows
And don’t forget to bring gardening gloves!
A couple of important things to note about this blitz:
- The chicken butchering demonstration will be held at the end of the day, so you are very welcome to finish up at the blitz before this starts.
- Because it’s a steep block and there are beehives on site, this blitz won’t be suitable for kids.
It will be a lot of fun, so if this looks something you want to get in on, fill in the form below!
Well that was fast! We’re all booked – hope to see you at the next one!
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