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Permablitz! Help start a Food Forest August 11th.

  • Aug 11, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Hey Permies!

On August 11th starting at 9am, the Southwest Florida Permaculture Guild is going to help Rene and Andrea (members of the Guild) of Rainbow Sage Acre Farm start a Food Forest via a Permablitz!  Think of a Permablitz as a modern day barn raising where we come together as a community to help someone with something related to Permaculture.  Come out and help these amazing people work on their transition towards sustainability!  We'll be doing some sheet mulching and then planting 10-15 trees.  Drinks and snacks will be provided along with supervised child care if you want to bring your little one(s).

If you come to the Permablitz, you are then eligible for a future Permablitz at YOUR place.  See how that works here:

What to bring:
A. If you have a shovel or pitch fork, please bring it. Put your initials on your tools in case others have the same kind.
B. A wide brim hat and sun screen if you aren't used to the sun.
C. Gloves if you need them
D. A wheel barrow if you can manage it.

We hope to see you there!  As always, if you have questions, you can ask here or on our community forum at



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  • DAVID E.

    I just joined. My wife and I started a community garden at 8200 Immokalee Road, Cornerstone UMChurch last year and are greatly expanding that with a 40 tree grove and 1/2 acre garden in which we hope to incorporate permaculture principles. On 8/24 we plan for the initial planting of the expansion which will include 50 fruit trees and another 50+ fruit bushes (Mulberry, jabotacaba, sugar cane, bamboo, bananas, etc. My phone is[masked] if you are interested in the project.

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • David C.

      Hi David. Nice to see you part of the Permaculture Guild. I unfortunately won't be available on the 24th, but if you'd like me to talk with the other Guild Organizers about us announcing your project to our memberbase, please email me at [masked]

      August 20, 2013

  • Matt S.

    Considering the collective experience of everyone in attendence it was truly amazing. We all should be very proud.

    3 · August 13, 2013

  • Robert F.

    It was awesome!!
    Nice to see all of you and making new friends! :)

    3 · August 13, 2013

    • kimberly c LOCAL FOOD E.

      nice meeting you to Robert . Please let me know when I might be able to see the banana video you spoke about. I will look forward to seeing it and all of you again soon !!! Kimberly C. [masked]

      August 13, 2013

  • Rene

    Hello Everyone - Andrea, Sage and I would like to thank everyone for their hard work yesterday - best Sunday ever ;-). Andrea actually said it's surreal and I fully agree. You all volunteered time and manpower to an amazing transformation of an actually pretty looking lawn to a wonderful food forest that will potentially feed generations to come. You all planted around 72 trees and sheet mulched a great portion of the lawn!!! Besides the hard work and heat we had a lot of laughs and made new friends – yes we are building a community. Three months ago we thought we'd be on ourselves in Naples and have a hard time getting people interested in permaculture....we were sooooo amazingly wrong :-). This meetup group is 76 members strong and it's growing fast. David and Alex - thank you for helping organizing the Permablitz – your recommendations were very valuable. Can't wait for the next Permablitz....See you soon (in a food forest!?) ;-)

    6 · August 12, 2013

    • kimberly c LOCAL FOOD E.

      Rene, it was wonderful to meet you and be part of the day. I wanted to loan you the frogg togg/ Cooling Towel my friend gave me .. and plumb forgot when I headed home new phone number its 450 5969... i would be happy to meet you or drop it off, if you are still interested in trying it out. Also please give Andrea my new number. Looking forward to the next one toooo !!!!

      August 13, 2013

  • kimberly c LOCAL FOOD E.

    question .. WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE ???? ( I am starting a new work out routine ... and plan on being stronger and ready to go all day next time... kudos to you all who did.. glad I got to share 1/2 the day with you all !!! )

    3 · August 12, 2013

  • Patricia

    Learned A Lot, Met Great People And Enjoyed The Time . It Was Our First Permablitz And Definitely Not Our Last. Looking Forward To Participating In The Future.

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Christopher S.


    3 · August 11, 2013

  • Janet W.

    It was a gathering with a perfect intention, helping our neighbors and friends create and live a conscious healthy life including and in harmony with our host Earth. Great people, gifted in many areas and all willing to support each other in our pursuit of self sustainability.

    3 · August 11, 2013

  • Steve G.

    The weather was very hot, but the people were GREAT .... I am thrilled to have found such a great bunch of fellow enthusiasts ..... solid respect

    3 · August 11, 2013

  • David C.

    Such amazing people.

    3 · August 11, 2013

  • kimberly c LOCAL FOOD E.

    awesome !!!! over 20 attended, worked, shared, laughed, ate .. and got a lot done !!!!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Lou

    Will be there tomorrow.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to the group and looking forward to this event. If anybody from Fort Myers or points north of Naples would be interested in car pooling, please email me.

    August 7, 2013

  • Sunny Y.

    I'm not in FL yet.

    August 6, 2013

  • Janet W.

    Looking froward to my first Permablitz!

    August 5, 2013

  • Robert F.

    Hey Rene,
    I'll bring a wheelbarrow, a pitchfork and 3 shovels!

    August 4, 2013

  • Rene

    Hi all - we are super exited to see you all at the Permablitz at our pace next week! Please remember - you can bring your kids too. We have a pool and a trampoline and Sage is looking forward to making new friends :-). And for the Permablitz itself we could use a few more wheelbarrows and pitch forks - please bring yours if you can. Everything else we have here. See you next Sunday!

    August 4, 2013

  • Timothy T.

    I wish I could come but I will be out of town

    July 25, 2013

  • Sandy P.

    Looking forward to it! We're in south Fort Myers. We'd be happy to carpool if anyone is interested in driving with us. Just let me know. :-)

    July 24, 2013

  • Jeanie

    Starbo and I should be here. I have grandbaby due soon so it really depends on that.

    July 22, 2013

  • Rene

    We'll be here ;-)

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Laurie W.

    This is great! I am just starting out myself and would love to do a blitz in sept or october
    ( providing my name is pulled;) Hopefully we can find a babysitter and my husband will also attend.

    1 · July 13, 2013

    • Rene

      Hi Laurie, we also have a 4 yead old boy here and we are thinking of either getting a baby sitter for the blitz to watch all kids or have a few of us watch the kids for an hour and rotate. We have a pool and a trampoline!

      1 · July 21, 2013

  • Louisa (Anna) T.

    Hey, really looking forward to meeting everyone. See you there. Anna

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • kimberly c LOCAL FOOD E.

    Looking forward to it !!! I was out of town alot the past 6 months .. and am happy to focus again on getting rooted !!! This is a great place to start ! wooo hoooo !!!

    1 · July 18, 2013

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