Great day building skills and furniture together


Great bunch of folks What a great day at the Pallet Furniture Building Workshop. Everyone was keen, positive and really excited to gain new knowledge and complete their coffee table project by day’s end.

The results are mini masterpieces each with its own beautiful, unique characteristics they can be proud of.

Thanks so much to everyone who came along, Ralph and I had a terrific day with you all. Your passion for up-cycling, changing consumption patterns, and thirst for knowledge inspires us to keep bringing these knowledge-sharing days to our community.

Thanks again to Dick Puttyfoot and Paul L’Huillier from the Men’s Shed for your wonderful support and venue. It’s a terrific community hub and your desire to bring the ladies in for skill-building is so welcomed! Local men, if you’re interested in joining the Men’s Shed please reach out to Paul L’Huillier for info. They’d love to hear from you. Thanks to Ralph Nottingham from Creative Collectives in Eldorado for making the trip over to our valley to facilitate. Everyone loved it!

On my quest for greater self-reliance I met Ralph out at Eldorado last year on the Wolf Pack program. For those interested in joining he & Kate on their 20 acres, 20 days, 30 people rewilding program starting 24th April check out the details here and chat with the very lovely Kate. It’s truly an empowering experience that develops greater self-reliance and confidence in what you can achieve.

Our apologies to those who missed out on this workshop due to the long weekend. If you’re interested in coming to a second instalment please join the list below. Date TBA: we will contact those who have registered their interest.

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On our goal of increasing self-reliance (both personal and community), a fab opportunity came from today with Dick offering Mondays or Fridays to a ladies’ skill-building group with The Men’s Shed facilitating. Can any local ladies who are interested in expanding their knowledge in anything from woodwork, to changing a tap, to replacing fly screens and beyond; please join the list below to receive more info. We’ll survey your ideas on learning topics you’d like to see offered and develop a program.

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Meantime, for the next Alpine Permablitz Workshop can I see a show of hands of those interested in cob oven building? I’ll need to make contact with the right facilitators but just need an indication of numbers. If you’re interested in a Cob Oven Building Workshop before winter please join the list below.


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Till then, have a great time in the garden and the shed! Janet


Alpine Permablitz aim is to help increase community self-reliance through fun, affordable, knowledge-sharing workshops and garden events.

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Food is Free Day – Lovely turn out

We had a wonderful morning on Sunday, 1st March for Food is Free Day. Goes to show how busy you are when you only find out two weeks later that we were actually on the front cover!

Thanks to everyone who came out and shared herbs, fruit & veg and lovely conversation. To those who needed and took home we hope you enjoyed every last nummy bite!

If you’d like to experience more home-grown, spray-free local produce you can drop in to The Growers’ Co op every Tuesday 10am-2pm at Mountain Health next to Flour + Water.

If you’d like to learn more about our volunteer permablitzing group to help develop your garden to grow more veggies join The Blitz List for info on upcoming events.

Look forward to seeing you in the garden soon!

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Movie Screening: Food Matters

Hi everyone, on the back of our Food is Free event on the weekend we’re screening a stunning documentary for the community.

Ever wondered what’s in your food, or what’s NOT in your food?

Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it.

Join us for the screening of this powerful documentary. Guaranteed to change the way you look at the food on your plate…

Inspiring ideas and action for communities.

Brought to you by Alpine Permablitz and Mountain Health. We’ll also share more info about our Permablitzing group and the Grower’s Co op on the night.

SCREENING ON: Friday, 13th March at 7:00pm
Mt Beauty Auditorium @ Visitor Info Centre
$5 entry fee for adults
Kids under 15 free
Proceeds to Alpine Permablitz Kids Craft Club
“Your body is worthy of good care and no one is more suitably qualified to care for it than yourself.” Know what you’re putting in.

Details below and we all hope to see you there!

The Alpine Permablitz Collective
Alpine Permablitz – Food Is Free ProjectFood Matters screening Fri 13 March   Watch the trailer!

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Mount Beauty Vic 3699
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