Sunday, 9 September 2007


A new thing seems to be taking off in Melbourne, and will hopefully be the kind of thing that catches on elsewhere. It's called Permablitz - a Backyard Blitz done with permaculture principles to provide an edible garden. You can have an informal Permablitz (actually I think I'd rather start using a small 'p' here - no need to make this a trademark) with just two people or you can go the whole hog and hook up with the permablitz society. There's a calendar of blitzes and workshops in permaculture you can attend. The whole thing is so community building and friendly it brings a tear to the eye.


I've personally done plenty of solo blitzes on the various rental house gardens I've tended over the years, but I'm not so sure how perma they were. I've got Bill Mollison's essential guides on the bookshelf but I've always just planned my gardens in a way that makes sense to me. My more recent plan is being drawn out into the soil today, so I guess its a solo blitz once again unless I call in for help. I kind of like the solo blitz though.

1 comment:

h&b said...

Hi din !

( wasn't sure which blog to reply to, and didn't have your email, so went the gardening one )

Thanks for visiting my blog - just wanted you to know I updated the watertank post with a pic and linkage to the place we bought it from.