Permablitz at Funny Farm

Repeats every day until Sun Mar 15 2015.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm



At this Permablitz we will be working primarily in zones 1 and 2 on this 5.6 acre property.

We will install water catchment using gabions to slow and retain water in a small pond. We will also install perennial trees, plants, and crops for human, poultry, and bee forage as part of  a perennial food system. We will integrate poultry as the food garden’s working animals. We will dig and plant berms and swales on contour with trees and plants, including native and cultivar trees, farmer’s trees, perennial vegetables, butterfly, bee, and beneficial insect gardens, and other food-producing plants suited for our climate. We will support our plantings with soil amendments, cover crops, mulch, and drip irrigation.  Come join us!

Lunch will be provided both days and anyone is welcome to camp as long as they are responsible for their waste. Let’s not just leave no trace but leave a regenerative one! Even though we are providing lunch we welcome anyone to bring fresh vegetables and the like to share.



Permablitz Daily Schedule Breakdown

Each Permablitz is unique in itself and the individual projects are often largely governed by the space. But, each event has a general chain of events that will be similar throughout. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at every blitz. Generally most of the hard work, like digging and sculpting the earth, gets done on Saturday. More of the lighter work, like planting and installing drip irrigation, gets done on Sunday. Each day will start at 9am (come early if you want breakfast!) and can end anywhere from 2pm-5pm depending on how much we get done.

Please come prepared! It’s best to always bring with you a canteen for water, snacks, protection from the weather-sun hat, sun screen, proper clothing for the weather that day, marked tools-shovel, hoe, pick axe, rake, pitch fork, digging fork, wheel barrow, planting tools, spade, and gloves. It is not necessary to bring every single one of these things but if you’ve got em, bring em! Please bring a $20 donation as well, so that we can keep these events sustainable. All of the money raised at these events goes directly back into the blitz fund. No profit is made.

To Bring:

 Digging forks
 Pitch forks
 Pick Axes
 Wheel barrows
 Planting tools
 Canteen for water
 Appropriate clothes for the weather and something you can get dirty in -Your friends!

How to help:

If you have any extra vegetables or food that you have grown please bring it out to share!

You can also share this newsletter and/or event with your friends! Here is the Facebook Event Page as well as the Permablitz Website as an alternate medium for sharing.

This is a community organized and run event that exists purely to serve the people. We organize this event to spread hands on permaculture knowledge to anyone who seeks these invaluable skills.

Please support the movement by 

bringing a $20 donation

Every dollar goes directly back into these events supplying food and supplies. Thank you so much for your contributions, and for showing up to make these events happen!

Posted by PermieCate on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 9:38pm

Event Location

Funny Farm
8500 Bear Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78737
United States

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