In this suburban pocket of Brunswick West you can see the Permablitz catchphrase “eating the suburb—one backyard at a time” in action. There are three front yards in a row, all full of flourishing green edibles.
Two years after the original blitz Lenka and Fergus now happily enjoy their light, productive and rather appealing backyard
Brett & Mel’s garden has evolved into a sensory delight since their blitz two years ago, with fruit, berries, ground covers and chickens complementing each other to create a truly wonderful garden space
Four years ago, Fuchsia’s garden was transformed into an edible oasis, with chickens, swales, no-dig gardens, native trees and more… and you should see it now!
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!
Six years after his front garden Permablitz and about five years after the back garden blitz, Damian now needs a machete to get through the foliage to harvest the abundance of veggies and fruit!
The volunteers were a great mix of folk from as far away as U.S.A and Japan and as close as Frankston and Langwarrin. We found that an interest in d-i-t (together) food growing and building resilience was the common glue that had brought us all together.
In September 2012 thirty or so volunteers descended upon Leah’s back yard and transformed it based on her own design, so we were keen to find out what worked and what didn’t. So on...
We recognised the house by a *massive* pile of mulch lying on the pavement. Meanwhile, in the backyard an enthusiastic gang of blitzers were sharing their experiences with trees. For some this was limited to climbing and hugging.
One of the great things about Linda and her family, is they’ve incorporated so many permaculture-ry practices into their life prior to the blitz