The coolest new thing to hit Sunbury since ’72 was the blitzing of Anne and Ian’s humble home, with straw-bale gardens and veggie beds galore!
Category: Past Blitzes
Once upon a time, on an invigoratingly brisk spring day in the far-away kingdom of Kingsville South, a rich mountain of soil awaited a team of super-volunteers to magically transform it a glamorous sustainable garden
On a sunny Spring day, volunteers, caterers and family members pitched in to transform Jim’s family’ gardens into a more productive space – with a pond, wicking and raised garden beds, espaliers and more!
The sun was out, the mattocks were swinging and the soil was delivered. The day of Sandy’s Permablitz offered perfect conditions for yet another poor-looking kikuyu lawn to be ripped out and replaced with productive garden beds.
It was a day that featured rain, hail, showers and sunshine – as well as lots of smiles, laughter and enjoyment from the 35 or so blitzers that joined us to transform this Upwey garden.
We learned about planting, composting and pruning, made new friends and even grew a greater understanding in what is involved in establishing a food forest!
The Montmorency blitz was a food-fuelled day of hugelkultur, eating, wicking beds, eating, orchard planting, eating, chicken coop upgrading and eating. And eating!
Two weekends after the Permablitz proper, the design team returned to wrap up the job. It was amazing to see how much lighter and more open the backyard looked, and how well the alternative lawn was settling in!
This blitz was the result of a super-powered team-up with the Country Women’s Association, My Smart Garden and little old us – and with our combined efforts we made this Newport yard and verge more sustainable – and more edible!
Noura and Barry are a young couple in a new suburban house on about 1300 m2, with a sloping backyard with a bit of couch and oxalis, and an old shed but not much else. A blank canvas ready for some serious plantings!