Permablitz 23 – Sunbury – Episode 1
Sunbury Permablitz no. 23 was a great day with much achieved. We began with an informative talk about the plans for the day, then got to it. We achieved:
- Digging a pond at the back end of the yard, along with swale like paths and
- We used the soil from the dig to make up part of our no dig vege patch, which is now chock full of patatos, beans, beetroot and much more. This vege patch has a combination of chook poo, paper (to prevent weeds and grass competing with the new crop), some delicious worm poo, some mushroom compost to add to the soil bulk, and pea straw on the top.
- The herb spiral was done beautifully by a group of the girls who started with a whole bunch of large and small rocks and ended with a beautiful scuptured creation chocked with beautiful herbs (thanks to Deborah). We used some of the soil from the dig and added more of Carey’s worm poo – thanks Carey!
- Acacia’s were planted at the west fence of the garden to serve as future support trees for our mini orchard, and along the path for the future sensory garden. These Acacias’ have started the work of fixing nitrogen from the air and enriching our soil with precious nitrogen. We had a great talk about the benefits of the Acacias’ and I now look at them in a completely new light.
Please feel free to come and join us on the 14th of July for our next day of fun and fellowship. It has given the kids and I great joy to host a permablitz! I am trying to organise a day of surprise for all so I hope all the more that the original helpers will return!
much love and hugs till then,
Dawny and kids 🙂
Description of the day by host Dawny