Join us for the final residential permablitz of the season - this coming Saturday, November 9th at Tyler's house in Falmouth!
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: Tyler is a new homeowner who works full time at USM as the Sustainability Coordinator and is hoping to turn her boring new yard into a safe, private, inviting, and productive space. She's been involved with permaculture over the last two years, starting with fruit tree planting, grafting, and pruning and more recently working with Dave Homa from Post Carbon Designs on permaculture installations on the USM campuses. She's committed to low-impact and low-maintenance gardening, community connectivity, establishing a strong sense of place, and is very excited to be growing her own herbs, veggies, fruit trees, and flowers in the future.
This blitz is big, ambitious, and brings together skills and projects we've been working on all season. Not only that, but we're working with Dave Homa's Applied Permaculture course to provide a leadership opportunity for his students in organizing and leading several of the projects.
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