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.
We hope to see you this season!
The 2019 Permablitz Season is Underway!
There are still more upcoming events. For updated information, visit our Meetup page.
Kristen and Ian lived in Portland for years, spending many weekends volunteering at or team leading blitzes, running the Winter Cache Project (a cooperative farm project), building up Mt. Joy Orchard, and teaching solar and mushroom inoculation workshops. Two and a half years ago they bought 5-acres in Freeport to practice all of the permaculture, organic farming and building skills they have accumulated over the years.
–Grape arbor/duck run
-Compost bin with solar panel cover
-Back yard keyhole kitchen gardens with integrated compost
-Bird and bat house construction for kids
-Prepping beds for fall sowing of native plant seeds (comeback in late fall
to help sow
Come help with some maintenance on the Boyd Street Urban Farm and celebrate another year of growing gardens and community! All are welcome — there will be projects to work on, opportunities to learn new gardening skills, food to share, and activities for kids! Co-Hosted by Cultivating Community. This is a family and kid friendly event. Depending on the weather we will have lots of hot tea and a fire going to keep warm.