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Very Edible Gardens

On February 20th Very Edible Gardens (or VEG) was launched – a collaborative project between four keen Melbourne permablitzers. VEG is focused on helping Melbourne’s transition towards sustainability, which includes edibility, and hence more...

Permablitz hits Uganda!

Permablitz hits Uganda!

We’ve had some exciting news from Kim and Clive, Melbourne Permablitzers currently spending a year volunteering on the Sabina Permaculture Project in Southern Uganda: “Uganda Permablitz #1 will be in Ssanje at the home...

Bushfire Resistant Design

In 1983 permaculture co-originator David Holmgren responded to the tragic Ash Wednesday fires with a project called The Flywire House. After many years out of print, Holmgren Design Services has now fast tracked the...

Eat The Suburbs: Gardening for the End of the Oil Age

Eat The Suburbs: Gardening for the End of the Oil Age

A film by Tanya Curnow, 2006. EAT THE SUBURBS takes the oil debate from the bowser to the backyard and follows Melbourne’s “permablitzers” as they prepare for the end of the oil age… one...

David Holmgren: Thoughts on the eve of the 50th Permablitz

We’re honoured to have the following thoughts on permablitz from David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept. The political and environmental activism of the 1960’s & early 70’s focused on resisting injustice, environmental destruction...

Excellent article by Michael Pollan

Check out this article from April 20 by Michael Pollan in the New York Times Magazine .  Here’s a snippet: “But the act I want to talk about is growing some — even just...

Bundaberg Permablitz #1

A Bundaberg group named Sustainabundy held its first-ever permablitz on April 13.  Check out a report of the day and photos here, as well as the site design, a bunch of handy permaculture resources...