A permablitz is an informal gathering involving a day on which a group of people come together to create or add to edible gardens, share skills related to permaculture, build community and have fun! Anyone and everyone can come to a permablitz. Skill level and even physical capacity aren’t problems at all. We especially welcome budding permaculturists or gardeners. Just come and contribute any way you are able.
Come out to the farm and help us begin the installation of the FIRST edible forest garden in Naperville! The design covers a 135′ x 40′ existing tree line behind the Clow Education Center on McDonald Farm. It includes swales, berms, hugelkultur, rain gardens, mandala garden, metal igloos and arbors, stone and wooden bridges, and a lot of planting!
This will be a day of learning, working, eating, community building, and fun. Food, water and iced tea will be prepared by us, but we welcome others to bring something to share.
On this day we will be sheet mulching the entire site. This involves:
-adding soil amendments
-applying a layer of plant material/manure
-applying layers of cardboard
-adding a layer of manure & compost
-adding a layer of straw (leaves will be added once they drop from the trees)
What to bring:
-wheelbarrow (if possible)
-plate, cup, utensils and napkin
If you can’t come for the entire time, then come when you can. No help will be refused.