What a great day! Working with awesome people to the funky tunes pumped from our car parked up top today was an absolute pleasure. Thank you everyone!
9am - it's hoe down time!
Hay Bailing the Terraces
Learning the ropes
Rachel into it
Whipps and Gerard putting their backs into it
Rachel's idea for our new logo. Thoughts?!
A well earned morning tea
Love the view
Dave loves his tea
Happy Compost Tea :)
Laying the mulch
Janet swimming in hay
Go for it Julie!
Mike, Gerard, Dave, Julie - Chilling
Bamboo makes the best support!
A hard earned thirst needs...
a big preservative free Ginger Ale :)
What a wonderful day with the Permablitz volunteers working on Adam’s yard for our first ever blitz today!
Thank you everyone who came and shared in our first Permablitz day working collaboratively to develop an amazing organic food garden. You’re awesome
This really feels like a wave that everyone has been waiting for and we have so much shared enjoyment and excitement for the future of our group and where this initiative will lead us. What a wonderful feeling!
MISSED WHAT WE’RE DOING?
A permablitz is a permaculture-inspired backyard makeover where people come together to share knowledge and skills about organic food production in their gardens while building community and having fun.
Much like a garden, what ‘Permablitzing’ looks and feels likes for us in our valley will evolve organically over time as we shape it together as a community.
THE BASIC IDEA
The basic idea is that by converting our lawns into organic food producing gardens, people will be able to back away from a dependence on industrial agriculture and the shipping of food back and forth across the world. At the same time, it makes organic eating accessible to everyone.
In Permaculture we are trying to mirror natural ecosystems. Working ‘with’ the earth rather than ‘on’ her. Not forcing her to do our bidding with synthetic fertilisers and pesticides but rather providing what she needs to grow naturally strong plants with minimal effort/input. She’s smiling today!
A beautiful energy there today. Can’t wait for the next one!
PS. We’ll bring you update photos of the garden’s growth and our experiences, wins, lessons learned and plethora of produce waiting to burst forth!
Don’t forget if you’d like an invite to the next Blitz (and learn what’s needed to put your hand up for a blitz at your place) please remember to sign up to the mailing list
Till then beautiful community…