Permablitz/Garden Raising

Our focus is to provide education and spread the word about how, by using a permaculture approach to landscaping, people can 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.

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.   It's about community and learning.

What Happens on the Day of the 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 along side 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.