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Permablitz – Why not permaculture?

Posted in Models, RDAG by Virginia on April 17th, 2009

Permablitz is a volunteer, grassroots-led social enterprise committed to improving the sustainability of cities by working with groups of people to create edible landscapes.

Permablitz started in April 2006 as a collaboration between permaculture students and a South American community group in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and is now open to public participation. Permabliz is couched in the sustainable design system called ‘permaculture’, which considers ethics and design aspects while striving to decrease the distance between where food is produced and consumed and addressing and integrating water, energy, waste, shelter, community, local economy, governance issues.

The Permablitz model represents an informal, grassroots initiative that relies completely on the development of volunteer participation, social networks, shared understandings, trust and reciprocity. Since their inception, over over 40 permablitzes have been held, with many more distinct permablitz groups emerging to apply the initial model elsewhere.

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This is from “Social Innovations in Victorian Food Systems’ case studies by Ferne Edwards.