Permablitzes are essentially the mother of all work parties, permaculture-style. Started in Australia, Permablitz events tap into our own local “barn raising” ethos to help each other install edible landscapes, renewable energy, water collection systems and more all in one day.
Permablitzes put permaculture design into action. Imagine more than twenty permaculture folks working side-by-side for six hours resulting in more than 180 hours completed in one day, great fun, conversation, and camaraderie as well as experiential learning for all! For a lot of people, attending a permablitz is what “gels” the information gleaned from workshops and design courses. These are family and kid friendly events.
Planning for the 2020 permablitz season has begun! If you’d like to get involved, please reach out using our volunteer form.
Call for 2020 Permablitz Hosts!
•Are you part of a community group that could benefit from increased access to your own fruits and vegetables? From reduced water or electricity bills?
•Are you an organization doing community organizing or direct support work that has an idea for the way that small-scale energy or food/medicine production could support your work?
•Are you a tenant or a renter in an urban area wanting to increase your access to fruits and vegetables, decrease water or electric bills, and learn about and demonstrate urban gardening techniques?
•Are you a land/home owner in a rural, urban, or suburban area looking to build your household’s resilience and also committed to building equity in your community by leveraging your property towards community benefit? (This could look like land sharing agreements, building a community gathering space, creating a neighborhood food distribution network with surplus, running a community research project on soil remediation, etc.)
If any of these apply to you and you are interested in hosting a permablitz, please fill out the Permablitz Host Form by April 3.