PermaBlitz #2 was held at an 8 acre rural residence in Butte Creek Canyon on October 15th, 2017.
We implemented several facets of a recently completed permaculture design for the PermaBlitz Host and site.
Water & Contour: determined contour using an A-frame level to place straw wattles on slope
Water & Swales: moved and leveled an existing swale sill, created a diversion trench from swale as overflow to nearby fruit trees and demonstrated how rooftop rainwater connects to the swale
Vegetable Garden: renovated by raising part of a vegetable garden bed for easier senior access
Medicinal Garden: added a rock border and planted a diverse palette of drought tolerant medicinal and edible plants
Guild Build an Orchard: determined best function/aspect then planted a variety of plants for pollinators, mulch, fertility, weed barrier and more
- Built an outdoor sink station
- Built a tool organizer
- Placed and readied a reused bathtub for optimal garden space
- Made ollas out of terra cotta pots
- Made switchel and granola
PermaBlitzes are an education program of Earthshed Solutions. A PermaBlitz is about helping our neighborhoods become more edible and resilient one yard at a time by harnessing and building the power of community. Learn more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/