Join us for the next event in this season of permablitz! On Saturday, September 28th we'll be converging on Jesse and Ben's house in Westbrook for the day.
Permablitzes are day-long work parties that put permaculture design into action! Imagine more than twenty permaculture folks working side-by-side for six hours resulting in more than 180 labor hours completed in one day, great fun, conversation, and camaraderie as well as experiential learning for all!
Our hosts: Jesse and Ben have been active members of the permaculture community in Portland. They joined the meetup in 2010 and have been dedicated to learning as much as they can about hands on, practical permaculture since then. They recently hosted an intro to permaculture course at their house and have been active apprentices with Lisa and Dave weekly and have been at every blitz we've hosted this season.
This blitz promises to be ambitious: with 1/2 acre and big vision, it will be an incredible spread of projects that truly transform their yard. And it will be FUN. The word "perma-circus" has been tossed around!
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This is part of a series of permablitzes in and around Portland in 2013. Taking part in these events is one of the best ways to "put your name in the hat" for permablitzes at your own place in the future!
Work projects and teams to be announced based on the permaculture design for this site, but here's a preliminary agenda for planning purposes.
9:00 Gather for coffee/tea (provided), introductions and a briefing on the plan for the day9:30 Review of Permaculture Design Principles and the design elements for this property10:00 Break into teams and work on projects12:30 Potluck Lunch (vegetarian main dish provided by host; bring something to compliment)1:00 Resume work3:30 Check-in & prioritize final hour / clean-up
What to bring:
notebook/camera, work gloves, boots, clothes that can get a bit dirty (and dress in layers for varying temperatures through the course of the day), potluck dish to share and “kit” (dish/bowl/utensils/napkins), water bottle, sunscreen, etc