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We’ve bent the rules….

Newsflash!

Usually we say you need to come to three permablitzes before you qualify to host your own, and there are many reasons why we say this. However, sometimes three is a lot. To keep blitzes happening, we are bending the rules a bit.

So until further notice, you can qualify to host your own blitz if you have:

  1. participated in two permablitzes, OR
  2. participated in one permablitz and have volunteered for a day with any two of the following groups (or similar):

– Helped out for a day at your local community garden e.g. The Rock Papamoa Community Gardens, see them on Facebook;
– Attended a community day at any Coast Care Group, through BOP Regional Council;
– Attended community day at any Bay of Plenty Conservation group, such as local wetland or riparian margin restoration e.g. Athenree Saltmarsh Restoration Group, through DOC or – HELP Waihi, Habitat Enhancement and Landcare Partnership (HELP) Waihi http://www.waihihabitat.co.nz/
– WWOOFing;
– Voluntary pest control work such as through Forest & Bird e.g. Aongatete Forest restoration Trust, through DOC;
– Attended, volunteered at or run workshops relating to permaculture practices

Basically we want to make sure you’re committed to the cause – creating edible gardens, sharing skills related to permaculture and sustainable living, building community, and having fun – and know what to expect at your own blitz.

So if you are keen to get your place blitzed and think you qualify – then check out this page here and let’s get things underway!

 

Follow up on previous blitz!

Newsflash!

G3 garden group from Mount Maunganui visited the food forest of Christine Paris in Whakmarama.  This was one of our earlier blitzes, designed by Hugo Verhagen.  It is neat to see some photos and a follow up of how the swales are working to feed Christine’s fruit trees and how everything is growing.

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This is a photo of the blitz day,  visit http://g3tauranga.blogspot.co.nz/ to see G3’s  impressions of this permaculture property when the visited recently.

 

 

We’re famous!

Newsflash!

Permablitz BOP made it into NZ Lifestyle block magazine!

Congratulations and thanks to freelance writer  Yvonne Andrew for getting us in there. Thanks to all who contributed on the day at Peter’s Kerepehi blitz and Heather’s Katikati blitz featured in Yvonne’s article way back then!

Finally, many thanks again to Dan & Adam in Melbourne and Kay & Bob at Koanga for their inspiration. You’re all exceptional people!

Send a friend the email link to it folks! (copy & paste the URL) Get them involved! It’s looking like a busy season of blitzes ahead.

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