PermaBlitz #4!

Registration is Open!

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PermaBlitz #4 will be held at a rural residence in Paradise, CA. The location will be provided upon RSVP confirmation.

PB#4 is open to a limited number of Participants, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot! See below to view our RSVP ticket types and when FREE registration is open. RSVP here: https://permablitz-4.eventbrite.com

We will be implementing several facets of a recently completed permaculture design for the PermaBlitz Host and site.

Projects & Activities may vary from list below.

PROJECTS:

  • Plant out a berm with native plants and install drip irrigation
  • Prepare a food forest for later planting
  • Layout a keyhole garden bed
  • Build a pad for a rainwater collection tank, connect downspout and, if time, place the tank

ACTIVITIES:

  • Build 4-5 worm towers in raised beds using 4-6” pipe
  • Inoculate logs placed for erosion control w/mushroom spawn
  • Build bug hotel and talk about their benefits to garden ecosystem
  • Build lizard habitat using existing materials (rocks/wood etc.) and talk about their benefits to garden ecosystem
  • Build a birdbath out of existing materials to increase pollinators/birds
  • Build a children’s play feature out of existing materials (music wall, stepping stone hopscotch, climbing structure… TBD)

COST: You must Register to attend

We have 5 RSVP ticket types:

  1. ‘Paid PB#4 RSVP’: Paid registration is open 8/23/2018. $20 and the Eventbrite fee will support this and future PermaBlitzes and secure your spot now.
  2. ‘Early Access PB#4 RSVP’: Free registration opens 10/1/2018 to those who qualify based on attendance (see more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-2018/).
  3. ‘PermaBlitz #4 RSVP’: Free registration opens 10/8/2018 to the general community.
  4. ‘Donation PB#4 RSVP’: Donation RSVP’s open 10/8/2018. We will happily accept donations if you choose to contribute to this and future PermaBlitzes.
  5. ‘Volunteer PB#4 RSVP’: ticket link is sent to registered volunteers. See below for details on how to volunteer for PB#4.

*PB#4 REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 10/13/2018*

VOLUNTEER for PB#4!

We need several volunteers to help us Set up and Clean up at the ‘Blitz. All volunteers receive free registration and early access. To ensure you get the RSVP ticket link emailed to you make sure to follow the instructions on the Volunteer Sign Up page here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/Q8EYH.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Paper, clipboard, and pens/pencils
  • Gloves and sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle in a non-glass container
  • Plate, utensils, cup and napkin
  • We will have some items available to use but if you have your own you can bring: chair(s) or blanket for sitting, shovel, hand pruners, and trowel

PARKING:

  • THERE IS LIMITED PARKING! Please plan on carpooling!
  • We can set up a shuttle from the Paradise Park & Ride to the PermaBlitz site if there is interest
  • We will set up a carpool from Chico [at the Chico Park and Ride, Highway 32 at Fir Street –east side]
  • Please let us know when you RSVP if you will carpool and/or use the PB shuttle

MISC:

  • LUNCH will be provided by the Host; please let us know if you have special dietary requirements when you RSVP
  • Please leave your pets at home
  • All participants must sign a release of liability waiver when they arrive
  • The PermaBlitz will take place rain or shine

If you wish to attend and cannot RSVP online or require more information please get a hold of us directly at permablitz@earthshed.org.

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PermaBlitzes are an education program of Earthshed Solutions. A PermaBlitz is about helping our neighborhoods become more edible and resilient one yard at a time by harnessing and building the power of community. Sign up for our newsletter or learn more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/

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PermaBlitz #3!

Registration is Open!

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PermaBlitz #3 will be held at a 5 acre rural residence in lower Paradise, CA. The location will be provided upon RSVP confirmation.

PB#3 is open to a limited number of Participants, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot! See ‘Cost’ below to view our RSVP ticket types and when registration is open. RSVP here: https://permablitz-3.eventbrite.com

Volunteer for PB#3! People who volunteer get additional hands-on knowledge, credit toward becoming a PB Host in the future and Early Access to this and PB#4 in October! Sign up online today!

We will be implementing several facets of a recently completed permaculture design for the PermaBlitz Host and site.  Projects & Activities may vary from list below.

PROJECTS:

  • Wicking Bed –water conserving raised vegetable garden bed with small rock in a reservoir below the soil so plants literally wick up the water they need.
  • Lasagna Style Raised Beds -layer diverse nitrogen and carbon materials to create the foundation for healthy soil in 2 new raised beds. One bed will be planted with ‘Black Beauty’ zucchini seed with the goal of saving seed for the Chico Seed Lending Library.
  • Outdoor Sink -built near the fenced vegetable garden the sink, when used, will drain to the wicking bed or nearby mulch basin.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Tree Planting & Compost Extract -show the proper way to plant trees (using Asian pear, persimmon and Autumn blaze type maple trees) with mulch basins for water conservation then make and use compost extract.
  • Building Rocket Stoves -build efficient and hot burning rocket stoves which use small amounts of kindling/wood for fuel (we plan to build 3 or 4 and you may purchase one for $20).
  • Citrus Tree Pruning –learn the best methods for pruning Citrus for optimal growth and health.
  • Drip Irrigation for Plant Guilds -learn how to convert an existing drip irrigation system for trees to a plant guild system using micro-spray and shrubler emitters.

 

COST: You must RSVP to attend

We have 4 ticket types:

  1. ‘Paid PB#3 RSVP’: Paid registration is open now. $20 and the Eventbrite fee will support this and future PermaBlitzes and secure your spot now.
  2. ‘Donation PB#3 RSVP’ : Donation RSVP’s open 3/25. We will happily accept donations if you choose to contribute to this and future PermaBlitzes.
  3. ‘PermaBlitz #3 RSVP’: Free registration opens 3/25 to the general community
  4. ‘Early Access PB#3 RSVP’: Free registration opens 3/18 to those who qualify based on attendance (see more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-2018/)

 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Paper, clipboard, and pens/pencils
  • Gloves and sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle in a non-glass container
  • Plate, utensils, cup and napkin
  • We will have some items available to use but if you have your own you can bring: chair(s) or blanket for sitting, shovel, hand pruners, and trowel

 

MISC:

  • LUNCH will be provided by the Host; please let us know if you have special dietary requirements when you RSVP
  • We will set up a carpool from Chico [at the Chico Park and Ride, Highway 32 at Fir Street –east side]; please let us know of your interest when you RSVP. We will have several signs along the road to help guide you.
  • Please leave your pets at home
  • All participants must sign a release of liability waiver when they arrive
  • PermaBlitz will take place rain or shine

 

If you wish to attend and cannot RSVP online or require more information please get a hold of us directly at permablitz@earthshed.org.

 


PermaBlitzes are an education program of Earthshed Solutions. A PermaBlitz is about helping our neighborhoods become more edible and resilient one yard at a time by harnessing and building the power of community. Sign up for our newsletter or learn more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/

Pre-PermaBlitz March Gathering

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Sunday, March 18th from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library (1108 Sherman Ave.) in preparation for PermaBlitz #3 on Saturday, April 14th!

We are gearing up for PermaBlitz #3 in April (RSVP Today!)! As an introduction to permaculture and its application to PermaBlitz #3 we host 2 Pre-Blitz Gatherings, the second of which is Sunday, March 18th from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave.). This Gathering will cover…

Volunteer for PB#3! People who volunteer get additional hands-on knowledge, credit toward becoming a PB Host in the future and Early Access to this and PB#4 in October! Sign up online today!

PERMACULTURE DESIGN PROCESS:

We will have 3-4 short presentations with interactive forums in between as we move through the permaculture design process as it applies to the PermaBlitz Host site. This Gathering counts toward becoming a PermaBlitz Host.

  • Goals Articulation & Base Mapping
  • Site Assessment & Analysis
  • WAS (Water, Access, and Structures) Design
  • Zones Of Use & Sector Analysis
  • Concept Mapping: we’ll show you the design for the Host site and how the designers put it all together.

 

PB#3 Projects and Activities:

  • Wicking bed
  • Lasagna style raised beds
  • Tree planting
  • Outdoor sink
  • Build rocket stoves
  • Citrus tree pruning
  • Drip irrigation

At this time the PB #3 permaculture design is in progress and is being compiled by Earthshed Solutions’ certified designers and PDC graduate interns.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Please bring a small dish to share as well as your own dishes, utensils, and cup for the POTLUCK. There are limited dishes available in the library so please remember to bring your own if you can. If you do use library dishes we ask that you wash them when you are done.
  • If you have anything in SURPLUS (vegetables, home preserved food, eggs, fruit, seed, plant starts etc.) please bring it along and we’ll ‘Share the Surplus’ after the Potluck.

What is a PermaBlitz?

A PermaBlitz is a FREE event open to the public, where you learn new skills as it relates to permaculture, complete various projects and activities, share food, get some exercise, and have fun. You can find out more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/.

Attention Potential PermaBlitz Hosts! Please read through this page for more information about hosting a PermaBlitz at your property: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-host/. This CPG Pre-PermaBlitz Gathering counts toward becoming a PermaBlitz Host.

NEWS/UPDATES:

  • This Way to Sustainability Conference XIII, March 15-16, 2018. Earthshed Solutions will collaborate on a presentation titled, ‘Sustainability for Survival: Part I. Uses of Water and Earth’ on Thursday, March 15 at 9am in BMU 203. Register to attend the Conference here
  • Environmental Coalition Community Gathering: Friday, March 16th from 5pm – 7pm at the Dorothy F. Johnson Center (775 E. 16th Street, Chico).
  • CSLL ‘Lettuce Get Together -Tuesday, March 20th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Chico Branch of the Butte County Library (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA). A CSLL orientation session, timely garden discussions, and seed packaging will take place
  • PermaBlitz #3!! Saturday, April 14th from 10am – 4pm (Location provided with RSVP)

EARTH CARE – PEOPLE CARE – FAIR SHARE

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Pre-PermaBlitz February Gathering

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Sunday, February 18th  from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library (1108 Sherman Ave.) in preparation for PermaBlitz #3 on Saturday, April 14th!

We are gearing up for PermaBlitz #3 in April! As an introduction to permaculture and its application to PermaBlitz #3 we host 2 Pre-Blitz Gatherings, the first of which is Sunday, February 18th  from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave.). This Gathering will cover…

PERMACULTURE ETHICS & PRINCIPLES:

We will discuss the Ethics and Principles of Permaculture and their practical application to the Host site for PermaBlitz #3. Interactive forums will take place between 2-3 short presentations as we move through the 12 Holmgren permaculture principles.

At this time the PB #3 permaculture design is in the site assessment phase and is being compiled by Earthshed Solutions’ certified permaculture designers and PDC graduate interns. PermaBlitz projects and activities will include, but are not limited to.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Please bring a small dish to share as well as your own dishes, utensils, and cup for the POTLUCK. There are limited dishes available in the library so please remember to bring your own if you can. If you do use library dishes we ask that you wash them when you are done.
  • If you have anything in SURPLUS (vegetables, home preserved food, eggs, fruit, seed, plant starts etc.) please bring it along and we’ll ‘Share the Surplus’ after the Potluck.

What is a PermaBlitz?

A PermaBlitz is a FREE event open to the public, where you learn new skills as it relates to permaculture, complete various projects and activities, share food, get some exercise, and have fun. You can find out more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/.

Attention Potential PermaBlitz Hosts! Please read through this page for more information about hosting a PermaBlitz at your property: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-host/. This CPG Pre-PermaBlitz Gathering counts toward becoming a PermaBlitz Host.

NEWS/UPDATES:

  • CSLL ‘Lettuce Get Together -Tuesday, January 16th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Chico Branch of the Butte County Library (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA). A CSLL orientation session, timely garden discussions, and seed packaging will take place.
  • 9th Annual Seed Swap -Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 12-3pm at Trinity Church in downtown Chico. Interested in volunteering? Sign up online!
  • Pre-PermaBlitz CPG Gathering: Permaculture Design Process Overview -Sunday, March 18th from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave).
  • PermaBlitz #3!! Saturday, April 14th from 10am – 4pm (RSVP page coming soon, location provided with RSVP)

 

EARTH CARE – PEOPLE CARE – FAIR SHARE

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PermaBlitz #2 !!

Registration is open!

 

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PermaBlitz #2 will be held at an rural residence in Butte Creek Canyon. The location will be provided upon RSVP confirmation.

PB#2 will be open to a limited number of Participants, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot!

We will be implementing several facets of a recently completed permaculture design for the PermaBlitz Host and site.

Projects:

  • Water & Contour: determine contour using an A-frame level to place straw wattles on slope
  • Water & Swales: move and level an existing swale’s sill, create a diversion trench from swale as overflow to nearby fruit trees
  • Vegetable Garden: renovate by raising part of a vegetable garden bed for easier senior access
  • Medicinal Garden: add a rock border and plant a diverse palette of drought tolerant medicinal and edible plants
  • Guild Build an Orchard: determine best function/aspect then plant a variety of plants for pollinators, mulch, fertility, weed barrier and more

Activities:

  • Build an outdoor sink station
  • Build a tool organizer
  • Plant a reused bathtub with root crops (ginger and turmeric)
  • Make ollas and bury by established shrubs (forsythia and lilac)
  • Make switchel and granola

Demonstrations:

  • How rooftop rainwater connects to an existing swale

 

Cost: FREE! [You must RSVP to attend]

 

What to bring

  • Paper, clipboard, and pens/pencils
  • Gloves and sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle in a non-glass container
  • Plate, utensils, cup and napkin
  • We will have some items available to use but if you have your own you can bring: chair(s) or blanket for sitting, shovel, hand pruners, and trowel

Misc

  • LUNCH will be provided by the Host; please let us know if you have special dietary requirements when you RSVP
  • If there is interest we can set up a carpool from Chico [at the Chico Park and Ride, Highway 32 at Fir Street –east side]; please let us know of your interest when you RSVP
  • Please leave your pets at home
  • All participants must sign a release of liability waiver when they arrive
  • PermaBlitz will take place rain or shine

If you wish to attend and cannot RSVP online or require more information please get a hold of us directly at permablitz@earthshed.org.


PermaBlitzes are an education program of Earthshed Solutions. A PermaBlitz is about helping our neighborhoods become more edible and resilient one yard at a time by harnessing and building the power of community. Learn more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/

 

 

Pre-PermaBlitz August Gathering

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Sunday, August 20th  from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library (1108 Sherman Ave.) in preparation for PermaBlitz #2 on October 15th!

We are gearing up for PermaBlitz #2 in October! As an introduction to permaculture and its application to PermaBlitz #2 we host 2 Pre-Blitz Gatherings, the first of which is Sunday, August 20th from 10am-1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave.). This Gathering will cover…

PERMACULTURE ETHICS & PRINCIPLES:

We will discuss the Ethics and Principles of Permaculture and their practical application to the Host site for PermaBlitz #2 located in Butte Creek Canyon. Interactive forums will take place between 2-3 short presentations as we move through the 12 Holmgren permaculture principles.

At this time the PB #2 permaculture design is in progress and is being compiled by Earthshed Solutions’ certified designers and PDC graduate interns. PermaBlitz projects and activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • renovation of an existing vegetable garden for better accessibility
  • determining contour using A-frame levels for wattle applications, swales and level sills
  • guild building 5 existing fruit tree groupings with diverse plants
  • establishing a medicinal herb garden
  • building an outdoor sink
  • building a tool organizer
  • making and using compost extract
  • making seed threshing screens
  • and more!

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Please bring a small dish to share as well as your own dishes, utensils, and cup for the POTLUCK. There are limited dishes available in the library so please remember to bring your own if you can. If you do use library dishes we ask that you wash them when you are done.
  • If you have anything in SURPLUS (vegetables, home preserved food, eggs, fruit, seed, plant starts etc.) please bring it along and we’ll ‘Share the Surplus’ after the Potluck.

What is a PermaBlitz?

A PermaBlitz is a FREE event open to the public, where you learn new skills as it relates to permaculture, complete various projects and activities, share food, get some exercise, and have fun. You can find out more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/.

Attention Potential PermaBlitz Hosts! Please read through this page for more information about hosting a PermaBlitz at your property: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-host/. This CPG Pre-PermaBlitz Gathering counts toward becoming a PermaBlitz Host.

NEWS/UPDATES:

  • CSLL ‘Lettuce Get Together’ -Monday, August 21st from 4:30 to 7:00pm at the Chico Branch of the Butte County Library (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA). A CSLL orientation session, timely garden discussions, and seed packaging will take place.
  • Pre-PermaBlitz CPG Gathering: Permaculture Design Process Overview -Sunday, September 17th from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave).
  • PermaBlitz #2!! Sunday, October 15th from 10am – 4pm (RSVP page coming soon, location provided with RSVP)

 

EARTH CARE – PEOPLE CARE – FAIR SHARE

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PermaBlitz #1 !!

 

Registration is open!

 

 

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PermaBlitz #1 will be held at an urban residence in Chico, CA. The location will be provided upon RSVP confirmation.

Due to space constraints at the Host site we can only open up this event to a limited number of Participants, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot!

We will be implementing several facets of a recently completed permaculture design for the PermaBlitz Host and site. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn how a permaculture design goes from design to implementation, using the power of our community! 

Projects:

  • Mulch pathways per design
  • Inoculate an existing fruit tree bed with Garden Giant (Stropharia rugoso-annulata) edible mushroom spawn and plant guild building plants
  • Build a trellis to grow Hops (Humulus lupulus) to shade greenhouse and house in summer

Activities:

  • Plant potatoes and other root crops in 5 gallon buckets
  • Build worm bins out of plastic totes
  • Trim Bay branches (Laurus nobilis), discuss its use and function
  • Make refreshing Switchel, a natural electrolyte drink

Extra Projects (as time allows):

  • Plant blueberries and other edible/pollinator plants
  • Build a tool organizer out of a pallet & learn how to repair tools
  • Build a wattle border for a garden bed out of grape vines

Cost

FREE! [You must RSVP to attend]

Additional Info

  • LUNCH will be provided by the Host. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements when you RSVP.
  • If there is interest we can set up a carpool from Chico at the Chico Park and Ride [Highway 32 at Fir Street]. Let us know of your interest when you RSVP.
  • Please leave your pets at home.

 

If you wish to attend and cannot RSVP online or require more information please get a hold of us directly at permablitz@earthshed.org.

 


PermaBlitzes are an education program of Earthshed Solutions. A PermaBlitz is about helping our neighborhoods become more edible and resilient one yard at a time by harnessing and building the power of community. Learn more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/