Join us for the third permablitz of the season at Erica, Micah, and Shiloh's!
Erica and Micah would love to create a beautiful, sustainable, food producing site where they can practice and display their values. They have an 18-month old daughter Shiloh and would love to raise her with these values while giving her the hands-on experience of growing one's own food, creating beauty, teaching others, and being good community members. Goals for the property are to remediate the poor soil quality, grow food and herbs, create privacy, be a beautiful and inspiring addition to the community, and have an educational and fun place for our daughter to grow up in.
There are several great projects planned for the day that may include,
- Hop arbor and raised bed construction.
- Trellis construction with shou sugi ban (Japanese wood charring).
- Rain garden construction - Rain barrel set up, downspout redirection, and planting.
- Sheet mulching and slope realignment for blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries and lots of planting!
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 hours completed in one day, great fun, conversation, and camaraderie as well as experiential learning for all!
There will be lots of opportunities to learn and this is a family and kid friendly event.
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 Clean up and Closing Circle
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.