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The transformative power of Permablitz

February 6, 2012 | Off-Farm goings on, Urban Permaculture | 5 comments | Author:

At the Permaculture Design Course we just finished in Sydney, Adam Grubb got everyone truly inspired about the power of Permablitz. A good permablitz is an valuable opportunity to participate in design, community, digging, growing and learning, all in one … Continued

PERMABLITZ info night: 16th Jan: Sydney

January 9, 2012 | Community Projects | 5 comments | Author:

Join Adam Grubb of the original Permablitz crew for a fabulous and free info night on how to devise and run a great permablitz. Come along and learn skills and tricks for running a successful permablitz that your whole community … Continued

New Organizer’s Guides from Permablitz

December 17, 2011 | Community Projects, Off-Farm goings on, Publications, Resources, Urban Permaculture | 1 comments | Author:

As if Melbourne Permablitz crew weren’t cool enough already, they’ve now outdone themselves. They’ve released a series of organizer’s guides for running a successful permablitz really, really well. These in-depth guides cover all the essential aspects of a great permablitz: … Continued

A soggy but scintillating permablitz

June 20, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Off-Farm goings on, Urban Permaculture | 2 comments | Author:

Last Monday we arrived at a soggy sports field early in the morning. We had a trailer-load of lucerne hay, 6 fejoa trees, masses of herbs and cuttings and one thing on our minds. Permablitz. Would anyone else show up … Continued

Come to our annual Sydney Permablitz!

June 6, 2011 | Community Projects, Off-Farm goings on | 3 comments | Author:

Join us for a fabulous day of digging, planting, learning and growing, with our annual Alexandria Park Permablitz! 10 – 4pm: Monday 13th June: Alexandria Park Community Garden, Alexandria, Sydney. Everyone is welcome, with light lunch and organic fruit provided. … Continued

The basecamp kitchen garden explosion

November 30, 2010 | Gardening, Vegetable Gardening | 10 comments | Author:

During the Spring Permaculture Design Certificate here at Milkwood, a funny thing happened to our basecamp garden. Somehow, it quadrupled in size. It was the most un-anticipated permablitz i have ever been a part of,  and this time (for the … Continued

The fire and the fury: Alexandria Permablitz

June 23, 2010 | Community Projects | 9 comments | Author:

 beds in progress

Hundreds of native tree seedlings, check. Copious quantities of newspaper, check. Bathtub in frame ready to turn into community worm-farm, check. Multiple uteloads of horse-bedding pea-straw, check. Tools, lunch for 50 hungry helpers, fruit trees, vines, potting mix, manures and a ride-on ripper, check. This can only mean one thing: we must be having a Permablitz .

The recent long weekend saw the considerable energy and enthusiasim of over 50 folks explode apon Alexandria Park Community Garden in Sydney. We run our Sydney courses in the same precinct and we've watched this community garden's crew move forward with a bunch of big jobs and features in their garden over the last year. It seemed to us what they needed was a big influx of temporary energy to get over some of the hurdles they faced in establishing and defining their garden so that it could be of maximum benefit to the community, and bring in new members. …

Sydney Permablitz! Monday 14th June 2010

June 8, 2010 | Community Projects | 0 comments | Author:


Please join us this coming Monday for an all-out, fabulous explosion which will create biodiversity, edibility and community along the edge of a football field in Alexandria, Sydney. It’s a Permablitz! 10am-3pm on Monday 14th June: everyone’s welcome. Bring your friends, your granny and your gloves. And it’s free! A combined effort by Sydney Permablitz, Alexandria Park Community Garden and Milkwood Permaculture

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