Ever have big dreams for your yard but not enough time to put the work in? Get your friends to help you! Hosting a permiblitz can get a lot of good hard work done quickly while building friendships with others who share a love for nature! A couple of weeks ago, a friend from my Perm aculture Design Course hosted a permiblitz to implement the design he developed during the course.
Hank’s design had a series of raised beds in his front yard then a fruit orchard of peach, fig and almond trees in the very front along the street. He wanted to promote permaculture principles by showcasing his front yard out to the community and neighbors to encourage others to use their yards as well. When the fruit trees begin to fruit, he will advertise them as free to any neighbors passing by dreaming that neighbors will walk by and pick a peach, stop for some conversation and leave with inspiration to explore gardening on their front yard. It can be difficult to dive into projects like this but with encouragement from neighbors and help from friends, Hank is hoping his front yard will inspire others.
That morning with some coffee and donuts to fuel us, we arranged a tall curved raised bed out of large stone slabs then filled it and another raised bed in the backyard with soil. Now those beds are ready for some new plants! After eating a delicious lunch of mashed potatoes, chicken, ribs and green beers (with beer and wine!) we went back out and planted 15 trees for the fruit orchard. By rallying his community, Hank’s yard transformed in hours into a sustainable design that the whole neighborhood will benefit from for years to come.
Host your own permiblitz & get that passion project done!