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October Permablitz

  • Oct 27, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Leslie Pohl and Bob Fiske's house

Join us for the next event in this season of permablitz! On Sunday, October 27th we'll be converging on Leslie and Bob's in Portland 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 host: Leslie Pohl is a full-time working mom. She was introduced to Permaculture by her husband, Bob Fiske. She joined the meetup in the Fall of 2011, then took the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in 2012 with Lisa Fernandes. Since then she has attended many Permaculture Movie nights, and has participated in three Permablitz’. She also apprenticed with Lisa and Dave weekly over the summer. She is completely psyched about all aspects of Permaculture and is excited to be part of the movement to transform the world by learning and sharing these skills. Her husband, Bob, has been working out of town since May, and unfortunately will not be back in Maine for the October Permablitz.

This blitz will push our skills as a community and has lots of great learning for city-dwellers in particular. Leslie and Bob's home is a very small urban lot - narrow and shaded, with significant lead contamination. We'll be working creatively on that section, as well as doing some urban fruit tree pruning, work on their community garden plot around the corner (putting it to bed, permie-style, for the winter), and perhaps some creative bike storage!

Click here to learn more about permablitzing.

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 day
9:30 Review of Permaculture Design Principles and the design elements for this property
10:00 Break into teams and work on projects
12:30 Potluck Lunch (vegetarian main dish provided by host; bring something to compliment)
1:00 Resume work
3:30 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

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  • Leslie P.

    Items left behind... a square shovel marked with green tape & a reusable coffee cup (white with brown "COPCO"). Please send me a message if they are yours, and we can coordinate their return.

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Leslie P.

    Quote from Loreley. She was at the top of the back stairs, looking out the window at the new creation on the deck, "Mama, they planted purslane on top of the boards.. it's so cute!"

    2 · October 28, 2013

  • Susie

    A great first Permablitz for me -- was awed by the great organization of it all, the community created around the event and the sharing. Glad to play a small part in creating some good, homegrown sustainability in my neighborhood!

    October 28, 2013

  • Leslie P.

    A huge 'thank you' to everyone who participated yesterday! Loreley and I are quite overcome with the transformation... it's beautiful! We feel so blessed and honored by the love and support that came our way. Thanks to each of you for adding your unique spirit and energy... it was a special day. Namaste!!

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Jesse M.

    Thanks for a great time all. Sorry we couldn't stay all day...but the pictures look awesome!

    October 27, 2013

  • Shannon R.

    Fantastic, productive day with lovely permies.

    October 27, 2013

  • David H.

    It would greatly appreciated if anyone could bring a well charged cordless drill. Thank you!

    October 26, 2013

    • Jesse M.

      We'll bring one

      October 27, 2013

    • Emily P

      I have one too with an extra battery

      October 27, 2013

  • Courtney

    I seen to have double boomed my Sunday, I won't be able to make it after all, but I hope to see many of you at Tylers!

    October 27, 2013

  • Malory S.

    Sorry Mike and I won't be making it for this one.

    October 27, 2013

  • Leslie P.

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!!! And for those who can't make it, thanks for letting us know...

    October 26, 2013

  • Cat S.

    Sorry I won't be there after all... I've overdone it and tweaked my old back. Happy Blitzing to all.

    October 26, 2013

  • Susie

    It says 9-12 for time at the top, but the agenda at bottom indicates 9-3:30 -- which is it? Thanks, Susy

    October 24, 2013

    • David H.

      9-4:30 is the correct time frame

      October 25, 2013

  • Matt P.

    So sorry we had to cancel at last minute. Life has intervened....

    October 25, 2013

  • Sally M.

    Sadly, I once again have a conflict. Hope it goeas well.

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved the last one but sadly I'm not going to be able to make it to this one. Next time!

    October 18, 2013

  • Leslie P.

    It's in Portland on the Sunday the 27th!

    October 12, 2013

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