The story of Permablitzes

How it all began

Permablitzes originated in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 from a collaboration between permaculture designers Dan Palmer and Adam Grubb, and a South American community group. Since then the permablitz network in Melbourne has grown and they have now done over 150 permablitzes and groups have sprouted all over the world. For a fuller story see Asha Bee’s article and Katherine Kizilos’ article for The Age newspaper. You can find out more about Permablitz Melbourne from their website.

How it launched in London

Permablitz London was initiated at the 2013 London Permaculture Festival by Kayode Olafimihan (Festival Organiser). Permablitzing offers a way of putting permaculture into practice by creating new gardens based on permaculture designs. Permablitzes have taken place at community gardens, LAND projects (find out more about LAND projects here) and private gardens. You can find out about the permablitzes we have done so far under Previous Permablitzes.


Picking salad flowers for lunch at Glengall Wharf Garden permablitz on 8th September

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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.