Blitz 138 and 140 in Warrandyte
An unusual one plus one blitz plus return out in Warrandyte, after the designers (VEG) and many of the participants expressed a desire at the end of the first day to come back for more! That’s just precisely how much fun permablitzes are…
Around 30 people attended part one on May 26. The day was cool but dry and the workers were soon removing their jumpers as they warmed up. Dan and Simon from VEG provided instruction on wicking beds, chook house and strawyard, chook free run fencing and perennial bed as people went to work on the project they were interested in.
After a welcome lunch break work resumed on lining and filling two of the wicking beds and we had enough seedlings to plant one of the beds out. Aspargus crowns were replanted in the perennial bed along with the lone surviving artichoke.
Sunday June 16 saw the completion of the fencing, the other two wicking beds and planting of fruit trees.
We had letterboxed our neighbours to warn them of the expected extra traffic. Many of them called in and were impressed with the work, with permaculture and the concept of permablitz. Our heatfelt thanks to everyone who contributed.
Carol and Alan