Our Mantra is Food Not Lawns. Permaculture practitioners are engaged in turning our cities into an oasis of food for all one yard at a time…
Are you interested in growing nutrient dense food for your family and maybe even your community? Want to learn how to become an ecological leader in your community while learning new skills and making new friends? If so, a permablitz is just what you are looking for.
What is a permablitz? The word permablitz is the lovechild created by bumping permaculture together with backyard blitz. Permaculture is the practice of designing sustainable human habitat by following nature’s patterns to yield an abundance of food, fibre and energy. A backyard blitz is a one-day transformation of a property into an edible landscape by a group of volunteers. During a Permablitz, an army of friends, volunteers and neighbours descend upon an urban or rural property to transform the yard into a high yielding, soil building, abundant food growing oasis based on a permaculture design. You’ve heard of a barn raising? An event where the community came out in support of each other and built a barn. A barn raising just like a permablitz always involves community and great food.
- Learning how to grow healthy food by practicing permaculture design principles
- Biodiversity, edible perennial polycultures and native species
- Food security and how to grow and develop local food systems
- Meeting new friends and members of the community
- Food forestry, beekeeping, natural building, rainwater harvesting, Hugelkultur, sheet mulching, organic gardening and more!
So are you fixin’ for a blitz’n?
First, you’ll need a permaculture design for the space you’d like to blitz! You’ll find a list of local designers on the Community Connections page, or you can do a design for yourself (if you have your Permaculture Design Certificate).
Please check out our Host Guide for all the details!