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Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on April 28th, 2009
Please see a public invitation to the Future Canvas launch party below.
You are invited to the sustainability party of the year! Future Canvas will be holding a launch party at Shed 4 in the Docklands (Future Canvas’ new Headquarters!) on Friday the 8th of May! There will be a fashion show, DJ, sustainable catering and a lot of wonderful and interesting people to mingle with!
On Sunday the 17th of May there will be a Garden and Space Blitz being held at the Future Canvas HQ to help kick-start our Reforestation Project. Future Canvas’ Reforestation Project involves creating a community garden in the Docklands on a 350 square metre space! The project aims to promote and advance urban agriculture in Metropolitan Melbourne. During the Garden and Space Blitz we will be designing and creating the beginnings of the community garden (see attached artists impression!). Additionally, there will be opportunities to learn all sorts of sustainable day-to-day skills from permaculture, composting, clothes swapping, making bike trailers, painting canvas’ and designing furniture from waste materials.
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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 â€˜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.
For more information about permablitz visit http://www.permablitz.net/.
This is from “Social Innovations in Victorian Food Systems’ case studies by Ferne Edwards.
Adam Grubb, Co-ordinator of the Permablitz network, introduces to the Permablitz model. Based on a reciprocity model, Permablitz aims to address issues dealing with food crisis through the utilization of of individuals in creating their own source of food in the backyard. His talk is titled “Eating up the Suburbs.”