WHAT IS IT?
Among Tour participants, and particularly those involved with community gardening, permaculture was consistently mentioned as a proven, useful and increasingly popular approach to design and way to engage, educate and instil people with the cofidence to grow their own food. In Victoria, ‘Permablitz’ – the combination of permaculture design principles and backyard blitz – attracted many ‘sticker stamps’ of approval, particularly as a solution to issue #17 – community attitudes and #20 – use of space.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We work with an existing national network of designers and practitioners to standardise the common methods used in a typical Permablitz so that they can be easily replicated by anyone, in any space, nationally.
WHY IT’S USEFUL
- Promotes knowledge sharing.
- Enables and motivates individuals.
- Transformative approach to consumer behaviours and attitudes.
Microblitz, Plant Selector Plus, Save Water Plant Selector
BACKED BY TOUR CONTRIBUTORS:
Greg Priest, JBA, SA. Hamish Mitchell, Speciality Trees, VIC. Steven Wells, Austin Health, VIC. Kim Merkwell, E2Design Lab, QLD. Alvin Kirby, City of Gold Coast, QLD. Apanie Wood, SEQ Catchments, QLD. Amanda Soderlund, Playscape Creations, QLD. Greg Priest, JBA, WA. Brett Skyring, Panther Consultant Planners, QLD. Louise Orr, SEQ Catchments, QLD. Isobel, Health SA, SA. Hamish Mitchell, Speciality Trees, VIC. Vanessa Adams, UQ, QLD. Susan Lengyel, City of Melbourne, VIC. Steven Wells, Austin Health, VIC. Ella Gauci-Seddon, Outlines Landscape Architecture VIC. Amy Sawford, SA Health, SA.