Seed dating Permabee
Lovely hosts, lovely Blitzers and lovely weather. Put them together and everything was now in place for the first ever seed dating Permabee!
Permablitz is all about bringing people together. Hosts with eager gardeners-to-be. Suburban residents with examples of edible and urban resiliency. So why not bring people with similar interests together for some good old gardening?
On Valentine’s Day 2016 we launched the first Seed Dating event. After a short and wildly popular promotion period, 16 carefully chosen volunteers got the info to join this auspicious debut event, ten of which attended on the day. The day was a follow up Permabee for Mel’s Blitz in Surrey Hills – not all tasks had been finished so the 10 busy bees joined forces to help wrap up the job, and perhaps more importantly, get to know each other.
We had an extra long introduction and lots of cake, games and dances. The root-removal-dance and the hugelkultur-compaction-dance were performed, a choreographic event that no-one will forget anytime soon. Eager bees put a lot of work in on different work stations; we needed to adjust the greywater infiltration swales to make sure they perform as intended. We also filled up Mel’s garden beds with compost and soil, laid pavers and mulched paths. All tasks were performed with smiles and style!
The hugelkultur bed was moved and tidied up to accomodate more cuttings. Among all of these tasks there were games and good chats and did I mention cake?
Everybody had a super fun time – we can’t wait to have an event like this again!