Logo primary
Logo secondary
Permablitz Sydney
Permablitz Sydney
Last updated:
Sydney, NSW, AU
Climate zone:

My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Permablitz Sydney

Permablitz Sydney

Sydney, AU

Benoit Dodd Betty Farnum Gordon Williams Katy Wilkins Kerri Paine Landcraft Permaculture ...... Paul Boundy Michelle Stephenson Paul Tan

Back to Permablitz Sydney

Our debut blitz in Merrylands

Project: Permablitz Sydney

Posted by Gordon Williams over 11 years ago

Permablitz has to start somewhere, and we’ve been taking a while this year to start driving some momentum in getting blitzes happening. In our case, it wasn't until late October that we were ready for a trial blitz, and I'm responsible for taking this lon


img 0003shrunk

The crew assembled at Tom and Ling's place in Merrylands to work a food forest and keyhole bed that were part of a design for their backyard. The VERY early arrivers are pictured above!



img 0038shrunk


The permablitz process works in stages - after a designer or design team helps the hosts draw up a design for what they want in their garden, materials are gathered, and a date is set for a blitz, when people turn up to help transform the host's garden in one day.



img 0058shrunk


One thing we made in one day - a keyhole bed as part of "The Patch". As edging, we dug a narrow trench along the outline of the bed in which we placed reused roof tiles.





We also worked on a food forest along the edges of the backyard, using cardboard sheet mulch under a layer of mixed mulch from different sources, in which we planted trees with edible fruit. Above, the crew stops work for a demonstration of a technique for planting trees.



img 0070shrunk


The finished food forest after a good day's work!





The crew took breaks during the day with food generously provided by the hosts, including vegetarian omelettes like this one.


Ling had this to say about the experience:

“Permablitz at Malvern ave was a rich hands on gardening experienced for all participants.   We all happily worked the lawn into edible garden; we completed the last petal of the mandala garden; we transplant a few fruit tees and ling top the day up with her delightedly yummy and healthy vegetarian breakfast, home made pizza for lunch and teas not to mentioned chocolate and afghan breads as treats.

The permablitz was surely a fun, healthy, happy and social enriching experienced for all of us.

The best of all, We have 2 kids taking in this rich, happy, loving social connections aspects of gardening. We have definitely passed on our truth love and blessing to these two kids on the day.

I am looking forward to many more permablitz Yes Yes Yes.”

Comments (1)

You must be logged in to comment.

Ute Bohnsack
Ute Bohnsack : Great stuff! Many hands make light work ...
Posted over 11 years ago

Report Ute Bohnsack on Our debut blitz in Merrylands


or cancel

Courses Taught Here!
Project Badges
Urban Community Educational
Gordon Williams - Guild Facilitator Landcraft Permaculture ...... Paul Boundy - Admin
Team Members

Report Permablitz Sydney


or cancel

Hide Permablitz Sydney


or cancel

Hide Our debut blitz in Merrylands


or cancel

Legend of Badges

Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.



A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.

Male memberFemale member

Permaculture Matchmaker

One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.



People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.


PDC Verified

People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.



People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.


PDC Teacher

People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.


PRI Teacher

With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.

PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.


Aid Worker

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.



The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.


Community Project

Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.

Report Our debut blitz in Merrylands


or cancel