adelaide permablitz

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  1. jay

    jay Junior Member

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    we are going to crank some permablitzs in and around adelaide starting the beginning of november!

    if you are interested to help out (in any capacity), to design, organise, or volunteer on the day (what ever day that may be)

    send me an email and we'll be in touch.

    [email protected]

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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    PMI What's a permablitz?
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    According to "Costa" last night it was invented by the guys at VEG in Melbourne though I can remember doing several at least ten years ago. It is a working bee to establish a garden for someone and people get together to help and also to learn. :wink:
    intent-observation-intuition
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    that's right!

    it's like backyard blitz (that old TV show) but the yard is blitzed with a permaculture in mind.
    all you need is a minimum of two people working in a yard (preferably one has done a PDC) to make it a more sustainable productive place. And you have yourself a permablitz.

    BUT we can get yards cranking with LOTS of people, and music and food and workshops (skill shares) etc.

    https://www.permablitz.net/what-is-a-permablitz

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    sounds great.. too far for me I hope you get plenty of people and good outcomes :)
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    Sounds like fun.
    Can I come?
    Only 2 people?
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    of course you can come are you an adelaide dweller!?.
    not sure of any dates yet, just scoping out backyards, getting some designers, and 'rallying some troops' for action etc.

    i've been doing some permablitzing this week with myself and one other.

    but ultimately, i think, the real juicey fun happens when there is a whole bunch of people.
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    Forty years since I was last in Adelaide. it is where i learnt to drink
    I am north of sydney in suburbia unfortunately.
    Take some pics. of your adventures so we can vicariously share!

    I just came across this
    https://wordie.org/words/permaculture%20blitz
     
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    mmmm interesting... it looks pretty bare. wordie, like flicker without the photos... ! ha

    Adelaide is lovely, if not just a bit slow and conservative... but there are people chipping away at the good stuff all the time.
    there will be many photos.
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    Somehow I managed to miss this episode :(

    But it's still online :)

    https://www.sbs.com.au/shows/costa/episo ... play/auto/

    And looking forward to seeing you Purplepear. Episode 10 right?
     
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    Thats right newcroft at the end of this month.
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    hey! NICE!

    thank you.

    i'll check them out.

    there are a few permaculture groups in adelaide but it needs a bit off an oomph boost.

    J
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    nice one jay,
    i'll be back in adelaide for a couple of weeks at christmas i reckon, so if you're planning any around then i'll be in for sure. good on you for getting it happening :)
     
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    oh HYE! so strange so see you on here! awesome.
    Yeah well stay in touch and whatever there is going on ill let you know.
     
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    just realised the farm computer was automatically signing me in as Geoff and Nadia Lawton!... oops :)
    it was me (J) all along.
    Kath, see you around soon i hope... before i leave.. maybe!?
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    You should contact Parks Community Centre (Ferryden park). Many years ago I helped set up a community based system that we called Home Harvest, we essentually started by assissting elderly people to prune/maintain fruit trees and gardens ect. this grew to establishing new gardens, and opening a store selling jams, preserves ect, made by the elderly, the store became a meeting place for community persons of all ages, got the elderly out of their lonely existencs and salvaged a hell of a lot depression year knowlege on sustainability. and lets face it mixing the ages can only be a good thing.By the time I left this venture it had become involved with a local food co-op on barter system thus improving food options/affordability to low incme members of the community.

    Making me homesick for Adelaide, and now I'll have to contact them again and see if it's still going.


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    I wonder where you are writing from now Bird? Call me nosey but I find it helpful.
    regards
     
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    Hi Purple Pear

    Bird is now in NT about to start 20 acre approx food forrest on my own

    Bird
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    Re: adelaide permablitz

    hey bird,
    thank you :)

    that sounds special.

    i'm not in adelaide for long, and i have more here to do than i thought. so it'll be on my next visit that i'll have to visit that group.

    adelaide is RAD. i'm loving this little visit home :)

    J
     

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