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Permablitz Hawaii
Permablitz Hawaii
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coming to a backyard near you, Hawaii, US
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

Bail Davis Barry Taft charlene Holani David Rivera Ospina Deniz Ucok Hunter Heaivilin James R. Diegel Kaleo Ten Lovena Appasami Mark Domingo Matthew GLEI Neal Campbell Rodney Evans Sara S'Jegers Tia Silvasy
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Permablitz Hawaii

Project Type

Urban, Residential, Community, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Permablitz Hawaii is a grassroots movement restoring Hawaii's food security, one backyard at a time.

Project Description

Permablitz (noun)“Blitz”, from the german for lightening, means a focused application of energy. A permablitz is when that energy is focused on installing part of a permaculture system. “Perma” is short for permaculture, which is a design system for sustainable living and land use. As a comprehensive design system, permaculture includes much more than organic food gardening. Growing at least some of our food where we live, however, has always been a central emphasis within the broader picture of permaculture.  

Technically, a Permablitz is an informal gathering involving a day on which a group of people come together to achieve the following:

  • Create or add to edible gardens where someone lives.
  • Share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living.
  • Build community networks.
  • Have fun!

As an example, if you come along to someone’s house, plant a lettuce, learn about worm farming, meet some people, and have a few laughs, it may be accurate for you to say you’ve been at a permablitz. You may have already been to some in the past without knowing it!


Hunter Heaivilin and Matt Lynch spotted installing foodscape at PermablitzHI#5

"...is Permablitz German for garage sale?"

Posted about 12 years ago (1 comments)

PermablitzHI featured on Hawaii News Now!!

Justin Franzmeier and Matt Lynch of the PermablitzHI hui were featured on Hawaii News Now yesterday morning!

Posted over 12 years ago (3 comments)
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