Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse Permaculture Blitz

As part of Sustainable Living Week 2015, Council is running a Permaculture Blitz Competition where a school, neighbourhood or community house and/or other shared community space in Whitehorse can enter to win kitchen garden make-over. Permaculture experts will lead a group of volunteers on Sunday 22 March to create an edible garden for the community to enjoy.  

For more information, download the following documents:

doc icon  Entry Form Whitehorse Permaculture Blitz 2015.doc (158.50kB)
pdf icon  Condition of Entry Whitehorse Permaculture Blitz 2015.pdf (355.60kB)

Competition entries close 5pm, Monday 9 February 2015.

For further details please contact the Sustainability Team on 9262 6155 or email green@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Whitehorse Permaculture Blitz 2014

The 2014 Whitehorse Permaculture Blitz was celebrated on Sunday 23 March as part its annual Sustainable Living Week. An enthusiastic group of 35 volunteers worked together for one day to create a tasty kitchen garden at Vermont Gardening Playgroup which is part of Vermont Uniting Community Centre on 640 Canterbury Road in Vermont.  

Under the guidance of Very Edible Gardens, volunteers transformed a bare area of land into a thriving permaculture garden and shared community space. The features of the new garden include a wide range of vegetables and herbs, raised garden beds, a composting bay, mud kitchen, grass mound with a slide and fruit trees.  

Volunteers also participated in mini-workshops throughout the day on various gardening related topics. The playgroup and community centre welcomes the local community to be involved in the garden. For more information, contact Monique on 0409 322 477 or moniqueanddamien@yahoo.com.au

For more information on the Permaculture Blitz program, contact the Sustainability Team at Whitehorse City Council on 9262 6363.

 

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Permablitz 2012

Box Hill North Primary School on Elizabeth Street in Box Hill North was the lucky winner of the Permablitz Competition during Sustainable Living Week 2012.  A vegetable patch, composting system and orchard were set up at the school as part of Whitehorse City Council’s Community Permaculture Blitz Competition. Under the guidance of Very Edible Gardens, a group of volunteers installed several raised garden beds, a composting system and planted the first apple tree for what will become the school’s very own orchard. 

Permablitz 2011

The Yeo family in Box Hill was the lucky winner of the Permablitz Competition during Sustainable Living Week 2011. A group of local volunteers worked together for one day to create a dream backyard ‘edible’ garden at the winners’ property. Volunteers took away with them some valuable knowledge about how to create and maintain their own sustainable gardens, and enjoyed workshops about propagation of cuttings and bulb division, local soil structure and garden irrigation. In just one day the winners’ backyard was given a major overhaul and now features a new take on an old design with a beautiful curved raised vegetable garden bed, including irrigation, fruit trees and structures for a chook run and orchard. 

 

 

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