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A call for designers

Do you have a Permaculture Design Certificate?

Do you have an interest in gaining some design experience while collaborating and sharing knowledge with others?

Permablitz BOP is looking for more designers to join our team.  Design teams are guided by a Mentor, and each team has a Head Designer – who is more experienced with Permablitz, and Support Designers who contribute ideas and learn until they are ready to head their own team.

If you are keen to create community through shared experiences, improve the land while providing practical help, and have a PDC, a background in design or a strong interest in becoming a designer, then please let us know.

Plan - Aug 2014
The plan for blitz #16 as well as some of the seedlings that were grown for the food forest!


A Holistic Context for Permablitz BOP

Why do we do Permablitz? What’s it all for?

As discussed at the last Permablitz Designers meeting, it’s time to have a deeper look at Permablitz, so to kick off, Kazel will be facilitating a Holistic Context creating workshop for Permablitz on Sat July 8th.

We are looking for contributions from designers, hosts and blitz participants.

The workshop will be limited to 14 participants.

Please sign-up below to express your interest and recieve further details about the workshop.

Permablitz #26

Permablitz #26

Earth Wall Building Permablitz, Karangahake

New Date: Sunday 26th March 2017, 9am – 4pm  

This Blitz is now full! Thank you to the wonderful volunteers, here’s hoping that the weather holds out for us 🙂

Location: Karangahake, near Paeroa, register to find out where

We are heading back to a beautiful piece of land that we blitzed in 2015 to complete an earth wall surround to the vegetable garden.

We are fortunate to have Rose Tuffery leading this blitz. Rose is a highly experienced earthbuilder and artist in clay. She will bring her in-depth experience of working with this medium to take us through step-by-step the construction of an in situ earthen wall.

During the course of the day we will be focusing on how to;

  • source local and recycled materials for the wall
  • figure out the ideal mix
  • prepare the wall for plastering
  • prepare the mix
  • apply this clay mix to the wall
  • add creative finishing details.

A good level of fitness is recommended as the work will be quite physically demanding, with plenty of opportunity to get your hands (and feet) dirty.

Rose at trial run last Sunday

The site is west facing with a gradual slope. It is shaded in the morning but can get quite hot in the afternoon.

We will be working in a small area so numbers are limited for this blitz to a maximum of 15 registrants….so be in quick!!

As this is such a special opportunity we ask that you each bring a plate of goodies for a shared lunch. The host will provide hot and cold drinks and a few snacks.

What to bring:

-Gumboots or other footwear that can get wet/dirty

-Two types of gloves; Sturdy gardening gloves (for handling wire netting, stones, etc) and rbber gloves (for handling the mix)

-Clothing that can get dirty

-Hat and sun protection and wet weather gear

-Water bottle

-Contribution of food for a shared lunch

Optional tools and equipment (labelled with your name):

-spade or shovel

-wire cutters

-10 litre bucket

-old dish brush (for cleaning of tools and equipment)

To register please fill out the form below.