Blitz blogs

Here the members of PermablitzACT share their blitz day experiences.

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Permablitz #27 Herb spiral blitz at Canberra City Farm (Oct 2017)

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Aims of the blitz – Build a herb spiral to include in the Canberra City Farm demonstration garden space.

Project details – Design and construct a herb spiral and plant with suitable herbs.

Challenges faced – Small working area and other workshops on the same day nearby.

Achieved on the day – Materials were donated by many people to complement the supplies pro...

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Permablitz #26 Danielle's design blitz (March 2017)

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Who lives here – Danielle and her young son Ryan.

Aims of the blitz – Bring your ideas for transforming a suburban block with permaculture ideas for boosting production of edible plants.

Project details – On a 800m2 block with a north facing slope, use the exiting tiers to design a space to include nuts and berries, chickens, fruit trees including apples and citrus and a vegie patch.

Achieved on the day – Two designs were provided for Danielle to imp...

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Permablitz #25 Deb's Place (Dec 2016)

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Who lives here - Deb and her dog Molly.

Aims of the blitz - Garden tidy up with an extensive list of things to do, thankfully there were choices and priorities and then have a celebratory lunch.

Project details - Cut down an old rusted water tank, excavate and convert rabbit 'patch' to vegetable garden and create hot compost pile.

Challenges faced - So many jobs on the list, which ones to do first. After a group discussion priorities were made to start on the vegetable garde...

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Permablitz #23 Sarina and Ben's place (May 2016)

Posted on August 28, 2016 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Who lives here - Sarina, Ben and their children Aria and Allegra.

Aims of the blitz - Garden tidy up and construction of four raised wicking beds.

Project details - Site clean up, construction of four raised wicking beds, p...

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Permablitz #22 Deb's mini swales (Nov 2015)

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Who lives here - Deb and her dog Molly

Aim of the blitz - Build a mini swale to allow water into the dry-as-a-bone soil profile.

Project details - Mark out on-contour mini swale, fil...

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Permablitz #20 Katy and Greg's Place (April 2015)

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Who lives here - Katy and Greg Bates with their children Nathan (7) and Ruth (5).

Aims of the blitz - Move a huge 10m2 pile of soil to create two swales in the front yard allowing us to grow more vegetables.

Project details - Construct two berms (raised beds) in hugelkultur-style, down the slope of the existing grassy fron...

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Permablitz #7 - Cally's Place (Sept 2010)

Posted on October 3, 2010 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (2)

Who Lives Here Cally and her two dogs, Cassie and Kiki!


 Cally Directing!

Aims of the Blitz

The aim with my yard was to make it as productive as possible whilst still allowing my dogs some space to run around...

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Permablitz #5 - Ali's Place March (2010)

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Before - On the day of the Blitz

Who Lives Here

Myself and my four children


Aims of the Blitz

To build a dog proof chicken house and run. Establish more growing beds, plant fruit trees.


Project Details

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Permablitz #4 Cally's Verge Garden (Dec 2009)

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (4)

Day 1 - Saturday morning 

The sun was shining and it was going to be a warm day. I woke up strangely keen to make my verge garden - I had three trees waiting to be planted that were about to expire in the heat,and I had decided that the verge would be the best place for them. The area is south facing so shaded by the fence for quite a lot of the day - by the time the trees are tall enough to get above thefence and r...

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Permablitz #2 - Warren & Ann-Maree's Place (Oct 2009)

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

 Who Lives Here

Anne-Maree & Warren Jolly. Children: Angus (20), Siobhan (18), Hamish (15) and Marie Maher (Anne-Maree’s Mum)


Aims of the Blitz

Breathe life into an expansive but somewhat neglected garden in order to move it towards being as productive as possible. As Blitz #2, it was seen as building on the momentum of Blitz #1.


Project Details

· Install a vegetable garden on what ...

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