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Permablitz - Ipswich

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Permablitz - Ipswich

Time: November 2, 2013 all day
Location: Ipswich
Street: RSVP Adrienne to be advised
City/Town: Ipswich
Website or Map: http://www.blitzbrisbane.org/
Event Type: permablitz
Organized By: Permablitz Brisbane
Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2013

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Cob Croft Ipswich Blitz

Adrienne and Steve here from the Cob Croft in One Mile, Ipswich. We are hosting a Permablitz at our place on Saturday the 2nd November.

We have approx 1/3 acre block, the back of which we hope to kick along with our plans to eat all year round from The Croft, with your help! If you are interested in mucking in, we have raised gardens to renovate, an outdoor room to create, and lots of other creative things to keep you busy. Ever wanted to learn how to put in a banana circle?

Lots of food will be provided and there is shade aplenty for relief on a hot day.

Any donations of fruit trees (we are right for citrus, peach, mango mulberry and custard apple), and veg seedlings (especially tropical summer veg) gratefully received! Cuttings of mulberry will be available to DIY and any herbivore manure or soil you can add to the pile would be awesome. But most of all bring your hands, feet, smiles and appetite!

Please RSVP Adrienne at thecobcroft@optusnet.com.au

Get 'Blitzed! Don't be shy! If you've been to the odd permablitz and you think maybe you'd like to be blitzed, let us know by emailing contact@blitzbrisbane.org. The waiting list is not long, and we have resources, designers and enthusiasm to help you out.
Documentation dudes are needed to cover upcoming permablitzes. If you have a hankering for video, photography, creative writing, interpretive dance etc.. and want to help us spread the permablitz meme by attending and documenting upcoming events then let's make it happen. Send your info to contact@blitzbrisbane.org to register your interest, as well as RSVP'ing to the blitz you want to cover.

~~~ Groups of Interest ~~~


SEQ Permaculture: http://www.facebook.com/groups/335757083118409/488057921221657/
SEQ Food: http://www.facebook.com/groups/269820489800209/
Brisbane Local Food: local events and workshops: http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/
Brisbane Transition Hub: http://brisbanetransitionhub.ning.com/
Northey Street City Farm, permaculture training: http://www.nscf.org.au/
Find a community garden nearby in Brisbane: http://tinyurl.com/753h6kc

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Comment by Jo Hammond on October 30, 2013 at 16:14

I will be giving a talk about how to attract butterflies into your garden and how to keep them coming back, at lunch time. I will have a small selection of Butterfly Host Plants for sale $12 each and a small selection of Butterfly Nectar Plants for sale $6. You can have a look at my full stock list at www.butterflyhostplants.com.au

Please note I am a cash only business

Thank you Jo

Comment by Lissa on October 28, 2013 at 20:05

Thanks Ben. I was signed up for this site, not sure why I stopped getting the emails. Signed up again.

ben Comment by ben on October 28, 2013 at 10:31

Hi Lissa,

The date for the Woolloongabba permablitz was changed to the 17th November. It hasn't been made very clear on the FB event page as the description still lists the 20th October. We should write to them and let them know. The best way to stay up to date with Brisbane Permablitz events is via the newsletter. You can sign up on the http://www.blitzbrisbane.org/ website.

Comment by Lissa on October 28, 2013 at 5:00

Thanks Ben, I've joined that FB group.

That PB in Woolloongabba was on 20th Oct, so been and gone.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 27, 2013 at 21:35

Thanks Ben. Starting something so radical is down to the youngsters who are going to benefit.

ben Comment by ben on October 27, 2013 at 19:44

Hi Lissa, there is another event in Woollongabba on the 17th is that is closer: https://www.facebook.com/events/219514641541849/

Hi Elaine, Adrienne has made the visit to Brisbane several times to attend permablitzes and we are hoping that her efforts can help seed Permablitz Ipswich. There are permablitz groups popping up all over the country and indeed the world (Portugal, Israel, Uganda, more++). The best place for support if you are considering starting a new group is http://www.permablitz.net/ but if there is anything I can help you with, let me know.

Cheers, Ben.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 12, 2013 at 9:32

A marvellous idea for the young and fit to participate in a worthwhile venture and see results of their labours. The 'blitzee' has to have worked on someone else's yard first I understand - although how one gets started in a small new group, I have no idea. There are great things happening in the alternate world, getting critical mass for grass-roots change is exciting and I may live to see it.

Comment by Lissa on October 12, 2013 at 6:18

The info I received did not mention times. Contact the group or RSVP Adrienne for more information.

Sounds interesting. Would love to take part in one of these one day. Pity they all seem to be on the southside for me.

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