Blitz 118 in Preston
Elizabeth and Rodney’s blitz in Preston was a great success. We started by preparing cardboard for sheet mulching while getting aquainted and then had our morning circle with introductions, some health and safety, and some info about Elizabeth and Rodney’s inspiring new energy efficient house. Then we got stuck into it with some extensive sheet mulching, a quick workshop on good tree planting practice, and some heavy duty concrete stump removal (which was very successful). Paths and irrigation went into the front and then it was time for a wonderful lunch lovingly prepared by Elizabeth and her mother. After a good yarn, and lots of blue cheese, half of the group departed for a tour around the 9 star energy rating house, which has just won a design award! The rest of us got on with the irrigation and paths in the back.
It was a very kid friendly blitz and we had heaps of little ones helping with sawdust spreading and generally having a ball. The day came to a triumphant end when all the work was done and seedlings planted. We finished with a big congratulations and thanks followed by a special circle of joined hands and mutual appreciation was. Some well earned cider and even more blue cheese topped off a great day for all.