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Old 05-14-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Southwest Florida Permaculture Guild Permablitz Information

A permablitz is a means for our guild to come together as a community to assist someone with a specific project. That may be anything from digging a pond to helping install a Food Forest. The idea is for as many people as possible to converge on a location to get a LOT done in a very short time.

Various rules and information:

1. If you volunteer at a permablitz and work for at least two hours, then you get one entry into the, "hat". If your name is pulled, you then can have a permablitz at your location at a date/time of your choosing.

2. You continue to get entries into the hat for each permablitz you attend at work 2+ hours at. When your name is pulled, just that entry is removed from the hat. Other entries continue to stay in the hat.

3. If you get 10 entries into the hat without your name being pulled, you automatically get a permablitz at your location at a date/time of your choosing.

4. What will be done during the permablitz should be carefully laid out and explained so that the work can be performed very efficiently. If you need help with the logistics, please ask.

5. On the day of the permablitz, the person(s) hosting the permablitz should make plenty of water and organic snacks available.

6. Permablitzes should be scheduled at least 10 days out so people can plan their schedules accordingly but you can do shorter duration if necessary.

7. All permablitzes will be announced on this forum and via Meetup.com
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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Seems reasonable to me.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:58 AM   #3
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Here are some good resources:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/PermaBlitz

http://www.permablitz.net/resources/guides
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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Alex contacted me about creating a plant list. If you have a plant to contribute to Andrei's food forest, please respond to this thread with the specifics so Andrei can yay or nay it.

Plants so far:

Name - Function - Layer - Life Span - Quantity

Pidgeon Pea - Nitrogen Fixer/Edible Peas - Shrub layer - 3-5 years - 10

Winter Mexican Avocado - Fruit - Canopy Layer - 50+ years - 1

Williams Hybrid Banana - Fruit - Lower Canopy - 1+ years - 1

Arbequina Olive - Fruit - Canopy - 50+ years - 1

Passion Fruit - Fruit - Vine layer - 3+ years - 1

Loquat - Fruit - Lower canopy - 20+ years - 1

Cow Peas - Nitrogen Fixer/Edible Peas - Ground cover - Seasonal - Many

Comfrey - Chop and drop/nutrient accumulator - Herb - 10+ years - 2

Moringa - Vegetable/chop and drop - Lower canopy - No idea - 2

Sweet potato - Root / Vegetable - Root layer - No idea - many cuttings
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Great work David! It would be nice if we could get a rhizosphere or root crop layer in there along with long term canopy layer n-fixers.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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Agreed.

I recently acquired some perennial peanut but it will be about 3-6 months before I have propagated it enough for sharing.

How about some sweet potato for the root crop? I can bring that. Andrei, do you like sweet potato?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #7
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Sweet potato will work great. I also think it wouldn't be asking too much if other members of the blitz bring a plant or two.

Maybe starting a mailing list for announcements like that would be a good idea. I think some of the less web savvy permies would appreciate that.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
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I don't think we should require that other blitz members bring a plant, just if they have something extra available or want to contribute.

I plan to email all the group members about this thread later this evening

Also, I'm adding 2 comfrey and 2 moringa to the list.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:18 PM   #9
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Yes, of course. I did not mean it should be a requirement. I just meant if they feel inclined to do so they can.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:21 PM   #10
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Ah, cool, sorry for the misunderstanding Yeah, I'll be emailing people about that later this evening
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:52 PM   #11
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Sure, sweet potatoes are fine.
I agree with David that people shouldn't be required to bring plants. Some people simply wouldn't want a lot of those to be planted in their Food Forests. Of course, if you have a nice plant you would like to share, then bring it. Anyone would appreciate it.
As to the plant list for my Food Forest, I trust you guys with whatever you choose. Plants cost money however.
David provides most of them, but because his prices to the permies are really low, I am sure I'll be able to easily pay him back either with money or work exchange.
Besides, he gives a lot of plants for free.
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Oh, I almost forgot we should have a few plants for the herbaceous layer. Any ideas?
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Oh, I almost forgot we should have a few plants for the herbaceous layer. Any ideas?
I'm bringing a couple comfrey. Could use more of course.
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That's right. Comfrey is a herb; it's not part of the woody bush/shrub layer as listed.

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Oops! Fixed
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:17 AM   #16
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I Have Two Moringa Seedlings I Can Donate. They Grow Very Fast.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #17
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That's great, thank you p.s.!
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