First Guild Session of 2015 – Recap
We had a great turnout and very successful Guild Session on Monday the 30th of March at the Farnham Street Community Learning Centre in Flemington!
As a reminder, these Guild Sessions are designed as a way to gather, share skills, and meet the other great people in the Permablitz network. They are hosted at rotating locations across the city. Keep a look out for the next meeting which will be held at CERES at the end of May.
We managed to take advantage of the last hours of sun and tour the food forest with designer Jo from The Desert Echo. She reviewed the lessons learnt from the design in the last couple years, and shared her experience with keeping up the food forest between children stomping out their own pathways and the challenge of watering without irrigation. We had a look at the pioneer plants which survived the hot summer, and how they will establish the habitat for even more biodiversity. She also shared with us the joys of getting the community involved in a much needed community project!
Following, we had Hermann and Adam Grubb speak on integrating bees into permaculture design. They walked us through both the challenges and the benefits of keeping bees, and when/where to add them to a design. There was plenty of good info for those new to beekeeping in the audience!
Thanks for all those who made it, we hope you got a lot from it and really enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you at the next guild meeting. The invite will be added to the permablitz website and Facebook page soon, so check in regularly for updates!