A short video about Permablitzing

To Permablitz:

A permablitz involves a group of people meeting up for the day to:

  • Typically create or develop a community or household edible, wildlife-friendly garden, according to a permaculture design. Permablitzes can also involve sustainable non-food growing projects. For example, eco-friendly builds such as making compost toilets or retro-fits of existing homes as well as growing fibre for clothes or planting for fuel.
  • Learn about permaculture and gardening through skills shares and mini-workshops
  • Build community networks
  • Share a delicious lunch
  • and have lots of fun

New permablitzers are always welcome. We are also looking for more volunteer designers who have completed a permaculture design course. If you’d like to join us at a permablitz, want have one at your own place, think you can help with designs or are thinking about setting up a permablitz network in your area: contact us.

Find out more about Permablitzes here

Forthcoming permablitzes

Cecil Sharp House

Sunday 15th July • 10am-5.30pm

This permablitz will focus on introducing more unusual edible perennials into the dry shade area of the garden, re-planting the green roof and applying compost tea and comfrey tea. There will be mini-workshops on supporting the soil-food-web in summer months, potting up seedlings and a chance to taste and learn about the unusual edible perennials. The permaculture design we are following is prepared by Kayode Olafimihan.

RSVP Essential: if you want to come along you need to let us know so we know numbers and we can give you all the specific details. Contact us here letting us know which permablitz you want to join.

Susannah’s Allotment permablitz

Saturday 1st September • 10am-5.30pm

Join this permablitz to instal rainwater collection from the shed with water butts, create wicking bed planters for salads and plant more unusual edible perennials on the allotment, according to a permaculture design by Susannah Hall. We will also plant bee-friendly herbs and flowers around the bee hive. There will be mini-workshops on natural bee-keeping using a horizontal top-bar hive and tips on keeping plants watered on an allotment.

RSVP Essential: if you want to come along you need to let us know so we know numbers and we can give you all the specific details. Contact us here letting us know which permablitz you want to join.


Nubian Life Permablitz to be broadcast on Gardeners’ World on Friday 22nd June at 8pm

It will be available to view on iPlayer afterwards. 

This is the director and cameraman filming the final group photo at the end of the day:

Cecil Sharp House Permaculture LAND project wins Camden in Bloom 2017

Cecil Sharp House garden approved as a permaculture LAND project

Recent Permablitzes

Forest Farm Peace Garden • 9th June 2018

This was the first of a series of permablitzes to create an area of forest garden to showcase UK native plants. We dug over the first area before laying out and planting a range of new plants and marking out the pathways. Finally, we laid down weed suppressant covered with a mulch of wood chip. A team also created the stand for the display panels, painted with eco-paint. The permaculture design was prepared by Kayode Olafimihan.

The area before the permablitz…


…and after

Nubian Life permablitz • 2nd June 2018

The permablitz at Nubian Life Centre for elders from the African and Afro-Caribbean community in White City created a garden for them to enjoy with raised beds for sensory plants, vegetables and edible climbers. We also planted a miniature forest garden. The permaculture design was prepared by Kayode Olafimihan.

The group at the end of the day

The patio before the permablitz…

…and afterwards

the miniature forest garden area before…

…and afterwards.



Permaculture Magazine features Permablitz London


For more details and to buy a copy click to go to the Permaculture Magazine website.

Stir Magazine article about Permablitz London

stir_magazine_winter_2014_with_frameStir Magazine published an article about Permablitz London in the Winter 2014 issue. Click here for more information and to order a copy.












Next Events

  1. Creating plants for the future – taking semi-ripe cuttings

    June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Cecil Sharp House permablitz

    July 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Permablitz lighting


Perma – from permaculture, a design system for sustainable living. A permablitz is organised to implement a permaculture design. Blitz – is the German word for a lightning strike. A permablitz involves the focused application of energy to install part of a permaculture system. When lightning strikes it heats the air around it making the nitrogen in the air absorbable in water. So the nitrogen dissolves in the rain, which fertilizes the ground where it falls. This is just what a permablitz is designed to do: create a fertile soil where plants can grow.