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.
A Permablitz is an event formed by a group of people who come together for a short period to contribute time and energy towards creating edible landscapes and facets of permaculture systems, wherever these might be needed. This Permablitz will see us all implement features of a permaculture design within Alexandria Park Community Garden. APCG is a distributed community garden throughout Alexandria Park Community School, an amazing primary school in inner-city Sydney with a hugely diverse catchment of cultures, languages and backgrounds, including many resources for their large proportion of indigenous kids.
During this Permablitz we will be creating living fences, and vertical gardens, putting in a no-dig potato crop, doing some bio-remediation and creating a small orchard and a worm farm. The day will feature free workshops by Milkwood Permaculture’s Nick Ritar, Sydney Permablitz crew and students from our current Urban Permaculture Design Certificate. Light lunch + drinks provided, additional contributions of snacks and fruit welcome.
What to bring: hats, sensible shoes, gloves, a water bottle, snacks to share, any garden tools you don’t mind others using
What will be provided: drinks, light lunch, garden tools & some gloves, lots of plants to put in
And if you have any contributions of seedlings or cardboard or compost or newspaper, bring them along!We look forward to seeing you there and helping the wider community at Alexandria Park grow and bloom through this extra influx of goodwill, elbow grease and permaculture at its finest. And please feel free to spread the word.
Permablitz location: Alexandria Park Community Garden, Zone 3. Enter via either the Community Centre gates on the corner of Power Avenue and Park Street, or alternatively by Belmont Street at the back of the school (the better option if you need to unload contributions!). The garden is on the west end of the football field, next to the shipping containers. View an interactive map of the location here.
Getting there by Train: The venue is 15 minutes walk from Redfern Station. Take the Gibbons St exit and continue south. Gibbons St will become Wynyard St, and soon you will reach Alexandria Park on your right. Cut through the park to the corner of Park Rd and Power Avenue, and there you are. Cityrail website.
Getting there by Bus: The 370 and 355 bus routes run along McEvoy St, one block from the venue. Sydney Buses website.
Parking: There is street parking around the school, or you can park in the school carpark during this Permablitz by entering via Belmont Street, at the rear of the school.