Nyree and Willie’s Permablitz this weekend

Thank you for volunteering to come and help Nyree transform their yard this Saturday 31st October. We’re hoping the weather will be as glorious as the sunny spring days we have been experiencing of late.

We have had a great response from people RSVPing to attend so do not fret if on the day you are unable to make it, there should be plenty of help and many more opportunities for you to experience the joy of a permablitz in the future.

Please find attached a brief description of jobs we will be working on during the blitz. This is a guide so you have some idea of what is going on amongst the swarm of people on the day and how to help. There’ll be copies up on the walls and of course please do not hesitate to approach Nyree or my husband Willie. There will be sticky labels to write your names on when you arrive.

There will be a workshop on the day and lunch provided. If you would like to bring something to share for afternoon tea please do so.

PROJECT ONE:      X 2 RAISED GARDEN BEDS
Location: Along red brick wall in rear yard
Construction:Build two separate raised beds dimensions: 1.4metres L x 1.2 metres W x 0.5 metres H. Then layer with clay soil, vegie scraps, newspaper, pea straw, Chicken poo, good soil mixed with worm castings, more chicken poo, and mulch.
Materials required:Wood: use wooden sleepers and star pickets (if required can also use the recycled floorboards) and roofing iron. Wood is stacked behind fence along red wall in rear yard, next to where the beds will be built
Star pickets: In piles next to wood
Shovels: In back yard
Wheel barrows: in back yard
Newspaper: Stacked in crates in back yard
Soil: Bottom layer – use soil in bed opposite where raised bed will be built (next to cubby house)
Straw: In back yard
Manure: In back yard

PROJECT TWO: BUILD HEN HOUSE & RUN
Location: Under cubby house in rear yard
Design: Ask Willie
 Materials required:Wood: Use recycled floor boards in pile behind rear fence along red wall
Roofing iron: next to wood
Nails: in back yard
Wire fence for run – using front fence which has to be dismantled
Reed screening – next to wood in rear yard
Construction:Use floorboards to build hen house (see Willie for design).Use wire fence from out front of property as structure for chicken. Use reed screening on wire fence for chicken run

PROJECT THREE: DISMANTLE FRONT FENCE
Materials required: Shifting spanner
Location: Front of house

PROJECT FOUR: BREAK UP CONCRETE
Location: Front of house –area to the left of front door
Materials required: Mini jack hammer: ask Nyree and Willie. Crow bars – in front yard. Sledge hammers – in front yard. Brute strength
 Disposal: Ask on day hopefully will be recycled

 PROJECT FIVE: DIG UP GERANIUMS, FUSCIA TREE and OTHER PLANTS
Location: Front yard
Materials required: Shovels – in front and back yards. Gardening gloves – BYO or ask Nyree for hers. Pruning sheers/saw – BYO or ask Nyree for hers
 Disposal:Compost bin

PROJECT SIX: STRIP BED FRAMES
Location: Front yard
 Materials required: Stanley knife – ask Nyree. Hammer with a pinch bar
Disposal:Wire frames to be kept and used on chicken coup. Wood from frames to be put with other wood at back of house to be used to build hen house etc

TOOLS / EQUIPMENT TO BRING (if you have them & can bring them)
Label your tools so they don’t get lost.

Hammers
Shovels
Sledge hammers
Crow bars
Pruning sheers
Pruning saw
Gardening gloves
Mattock