Please join us as we kick off our second full season of permablitzes! We'll be convening at Kerry Dunn's house for an ambitious blitz to catapult us into summer. If you're looking to learn more about permaculture, gain skills for your own life, meet incredible people, eat good food, and do the work of transformation, this is a great event to dive into.
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!
A bit about our host: Kerry was introduced to permaculture 4 years ago through the Winter Cache Project. She's been learning as much as she can since then, mostly by doing and seeing what happens. She moved to this property last summer and is on a mission to see how much food she can grow on it and to include the whole neighborhood in both growing and eating. She is super excited about the blitz! [Kerry was also the only person to attend every single permablitz last year - an incredible model for reciprocity in our community].
This blitz is ambitious and exciting. Kerry has a unique piece of property and a HUGE amount of potential - but we need many hands to make it happen. Projects will include swaling on contour (in order to put garden beds on a slope), hugel beds, fruit tree guilding/food forest, rain barrel installation, mushroom log innoculation, and root cellar construction! Lots to learn from.
This is the first in a series of permablitzes in and around Portland in 2014. We intend to complete blitzes on 8 residential properties and 3 community properties this summer and fall. 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