Sanctuary Healing Gardens Permablitz

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Join us for our August permablitz at Sanctuary Healing Gardens in Scarborough

Their vision is for their home and land to be a center for community, art events, ritual, and herbal teaching and learning. We would love to invite others from the community to learn about herbal medicine, to deepen their spiritual connection to the land, to connect with one another and share knowledge and resources.

To support that vision they would like to have space for people to gather and learn together. This includes building more gardens to increase food and herbal medicine production. They also want to think about the ways that they can honor the water by using composting toilets and expanding existing rain barrel infrastructure.

Exploring the edges of the land in meaningful ways, replacing the existing spirea with raspberries and other bramble crops to create shelter for small animals while also growing the diversity of fruits on the land. Honoring the land and all its inhabitants, and creating as much habitat as possible for pollinators and other species.

There are several great projects planned for the day that may include,

- sheet mulching medicinal garden beds and shade garden planting
- planting food forest in meadow
- grape arbor construction and bed prep
- vernal pond construction for amphibian habitat
- making native bee houses
- shitake mushroom logs

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.