Blitz #1 – Shez

The front yard team hard at work – Photo by Jodie Mathews Photography

Celebrations in Wollongong on Sunday 6 May 2012 for National Permaculture Day included the launch of Permablitz The Gong!  With fantastic weather and over 30 people descending on our host Sheryl’s place in West Wollongong we had an awesome day!  We split up into teams and everyone worked hard to remove weeds, build and plant out no dig veggie gardens, build a new chook house, extend the existing chook run, build a frog pond, build compost bays and create terraced gardens in the front yard using cardboard to smother the lawn.

The day was a showcase of social permaculture at its best with everyone sharing skills related to permaculture and sustainable living and building community networks over a wonderful lunch of felafels, soup, pasta, curry and salads fresh from the garden!

Extending the chook run – Photo by Jodie Mathews Photography

A lot of planning went on behind the scenes leading up to the day and we would like to extend a huge thanks to the Permablitz Melbourne crew for coming up with such an awesome idea and sharing so many resources with us – it made the day so much easier!  We would also like to thank all the blitzers that turned up – each and every one of you made the day the great success that it was!

Permablitz The Gong! are planning to hold permablitzes approximately every 3 months in Wollongong.  If you would like to get involved email us at and we will add you to our mailing list.



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