What’s a POW Permabee?

Permabees are permaculture working bees where are a group of people get together to complete a permaculture project 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, getting your garden to a productive state, 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. We like to have at least 1-2 workshops to share knowledge and hosts are expected to provide lunch and refreshments for the worker bees.

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?

We work with you to find a date that suits your schedule and aim to have these go for a half-day on a Sunday. POW Permabee details may be advertised on this page and also on Eventbrite as well as our Facebook page.

Who can attend a POW Permabee?

Anyone! Just make sure you RSVP to the host to get the address and so they can track numbers for the day.

How do I get a POW Permabee at my place?

You need to be a current POW member to host a POW Permabee.

In the spirit of reciprocity and fairshare, you generally need to have attended 2-3 first before putting up your hand to host your own.

If you’d like a POW Permabee, come along to one of our general meetings or email our Permabee Coordinator once you’ve attended your 2-3 Permabees, and we’ll get the ball rolling.