Our focus is to provide education and spread the word about using a permaculture approach to realize a lush, abundant yard that is a positive footprint on the earth. By offering permablitz events we can show first hand this approach.
Wonder what happens at a permablitz? This video is a snippet of our June 22nd blitz in Marston's Mills
What is a Permablitz?
We also call them garden raisings because it conjures the image of an Amish barn raising. Many people from the community all pitching in to get a large job done. In this case, it's a landscape or parts of a landscape that has been designed by the professionals at Resilient Roots. Participants get first-hand knowledge of how to create an ecological/edible landscape.
What Happens at a Permablitz?
A series of tasks to be accomplished that day will be decided upon in advance such as sheet- mulching, planting fruit trees, digging paths or swales, making vegetable beds or implementing greywater systems. You’ll be shown what to do and be working alongside others. There will be short workshops relating to the activities so you can learn new skills. The host will provide lunch. We usually break around four o'clock depending on our progress.
The term permablitz is a contraction of permaculture and
blitz, where a blitz simply means a focused effort to get something done.
Permablitzes are open to the public but limited to how many people the site can accommodate. There is shared food, and plenty of exercise, along with a good time. At Resilient Roots, we base our site selection on reciprocity, so in order to qualify for a permablitz, you need to come to some first.
Who Should Come to a Permablitz?
We welcome all, no matter your skill level. First-time gardeners are welcome. Just come and contribute any way you are able to. It's about community and learning.
Contact us if you want to learn more about our permablitzes and/or you would like to host one.