What’s a POW Permabee?
Permabees are kinda a mini version of a Permablitz if you will. Much smaller groups of 4-5 people, getting together for a small permaculture project to complete in a day. We have a pretty broad scope of what this could entail, but based on the permaculture ethics of care of people, care of the earth and fair share. Permabees have multiple functions – meeting new people and learning new skills, promoting community to name a few! Projects could be building a raised vegetable bed out of recycled materials, constructing a vertical garden, planting or pruning fruit trees, building a chook shed. Permabees aren’t restricted to the outside, in winter you might wish to host a Permabee that brings some permaculture design inside your house. It could be learning to set up your own DIY bokashi system, or reorganising your layout to permaculture principals, observing your natural energy patterns within the house, or putting together a window garden, or a big bottling session to help preserve your harvest and teach others skills how to do it.
When do POW Permabees happen?
Every last Sunday of the month is POW Permabee day. POW Permabee details will be advertised our Permabee page and also in the general news section/ POW newsletter as well as our Facebook page.
If we have an influx of hosts, there could end up being more than one POW Permabee per month so keep your eyes out.
How do I get in on the POW Permabee action?
In the spirit of reciprocity and fairshare, you need to have attended 2-3 first before putting up your hand to host your own.
To attend a Permabee you need to RSVP directly to the host to get the address details and so they can keep track of numbers to expect on the day.
How do I get to be a POW Permabee Host?
If you’d like a Permabee, drop Angela a line at achiew [at] me [dot] com once you’ve attended your 2-3 Permabees, and we’ll get the ball rolling.
*For a short time, whilst we’re still building the Permabee momentum you can put up your hand to host a Permabee in 2012 as long as you promise to come along to 2-3 other Permabees before/ shortly after yours!*
2012 Permabees Schedule:
Sunday 27 May – Liz's in Airport West RSVP
Sunday 24 June – Rayna’s in Braybrook RSVP
Sunday 29 July – host tbc
Sunday 26 August – host tbc
Sunday 30 September – host tbc
Sunday 28 October – host tbc
Sunday 25 November – host tbc
No December Permabee
Sunday 25 March – Alex and Mike’s in Footscray (2 big and beautiful no dig raised beds, edged with bluestone with keyhole paths!)
Sunday 29 April – Juanita’s in Yarraville (wicking beds galore!)