Thursday, 15 March 2018

Planting Up Weekend Perma-blitz



Our permablitz activities are focused on developing our Forest Garden and raised bed planting area using permaculture principles; bringing people together to help each other grow as well as learn and feel closer to the natural world.

Because it’s early days for our project, volunteer activities will revolve around developing the soil, planting beds, composting and capturing rainwater initially.

Our activity list is evolving like this:
Sheet/lasagna mulching to extend the flower beds
Cutting back grass, nettles, brambles etc – at the back of the barn and in the tennis courts
Maintaining the compost heaps / making compost
Making signs for the composting areas – inside & out
Creating rainwater capture & dispersal points – water butts, irrigation hoses etc.
Building raised beds (to go beside the barn)
Planting fruit trees and small shrubs
Developing seedlings for planting out
Planting perennials – like comfrey beside the compost bins
Planting in guilds
Creating plant (public info) signs
Pruning
Composting – trench etc
Mulching – cut and drop, sheet etc
Picking, Eating, Sharing – food, knowledge and recipes…

Everyone is welcome to join in.

We run a permablitz every 3rd Saturday and the last Wednesday of every month.

To find out more or confirm your attendance please contact us or email: info@plantingup.co.uk

We’ll provide some tools, guidance, drinks and a friendly atmosphere.


Date:March 17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westbury Arts CentreFoxcovert Road, Shenley Wood
Milton Keynes, MK5 6AA United Kingdom

Visit the Planting Up website for more information