“The success of the garden should not always be measured by how much food we grow, or the number of volunteers we have at working bees, but rather how people feel when they visit our garden. It’s about community, big or small, coming together to learn, share and build friendships.”
Category: Past Blitzes
On a cool November day, a team of 25 willing helpers completed the full makeover in 6 hours – giving James a more sustainable, permaculture-based garden he can enjoy for years to come.
Walking past this Fairfield home you could be mistaken for thinking the house must be older than it looks, with such beautiful established gardens. However only two years ago this was all bare soil.
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.
Fuchsia’s advice for those starting out is to start small and work in stages. It takes a lot of work and time to establish a garden but it should take less maintenance over time.
This beautiful and productive food forest was established in the early 1990’s by local residents and is now managed by volunteers from Moreland Community Gardening. We’ve held working bees and perma-parties here before (2017, 2014 and 2013) and they’re always a very productive riot.
18 months in the making, and a complete transformation in one afternoon. Kirri and Phi are absolutely thrilled with their blitz!
The blitz at Andie’s place was full of challenges – rain, shine, clay and lots of mud. But through it all the blitzers came together to build herb beds, raised veggie beds, espaliers and even a cat run!
A perfect day in late spring – turning a clean slate yard into a garden filled with natives and fruit trees… and a borrowing library!
It was a fine Spring day that saw almost thirty people arrive in Belgrave Heights to help Kate and Tina get their permaculture garden under way…