When you join the other 800 or so people in the Melbourne Permablitz network, you get to be a kid again. Someone puts their hand up for a garden makeover, some new designers spend a few weeks working it all out, then a mob of us descend on someones garden, leaving it transformed. In this case, concrete courtyard of an inner-city rental.
Behind, the after-lunch bath is being drawn. Loam, not foam
Here two of the three Designers hold a conference: Mara, flexing her new PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) , and Tania, a Permie and graphic designer who discovered she lived next door to Michael's garden.
Here's you host, Michael B Green
Michael B Green is the host of This Mid-may Carlton blitz. To prepare for the day, Michael wacked together these raised bed frames, made from salvaged floorboards from the other neighbour's house, and a close relation to the table we are eating off, also Michael's work. Michael writes for The Age, on themes such as resourceful reclaming, caring for things, and caring for people, and practices what he prints. (see michael's articles here)
Making work a party
One dish for humans, the other for the garden. I had to leave early, so can't say how the Gnocci tasted, or how the permablitz turned out. I'll go visit and take some 'after' photos. Around lunchtime. Maybe I'll get lucky.