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Permablitz Gold Coast Hits Burleigh Heads State School


photograph © copyright Craig Mackintosh

This Sunday, on June 6, 2010, Permablitz Gold Coast and Burleigh Heads State School are joining together to hold a working bee day full of vegetable gardening activities and odd jobs around the school. Come along for a great opportunity to learn skills in growing food yourself while making connections with your school and wider community.

On the day we will be putting in a 10 metre long mullet fish shaped vegetable garden from scratch. It will be a no-dig style garden straight on top of the existing lawn beside the school’s admin building. This will be the beginning of more vegetable gardens going in at the school.

Learn about where to start your vegetable garden using Permaculture principles with the support of friendly people from your local community. There will be free workshops on the day including worm farming and chemical free gardening. Lets show the kids how to make the connections between fresh, organic food and health! There will also be kids activities and BBQ on the day.

A Permablitz is an informal gathering
when people come together to achieve the following:

  • Create or add to edible gardens where someone lives, works or learns
  • Share skills related to Permaculture and sustainable living
  • Build community networks & Have fun

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads QLD 4221
When: Sunday June 6th 2010, 8am -1pm… come along anytime…
Bring: Yourself, family and friends, hat and if you have any gardening tools like wheelbarrow, rake, trowels, spades, shovel, hoe, newspaper, compost, manure, mulch, woodchip or a smile! If anyone is interested in doing a workshop or donating useful materials related to gardening, please let us know!

Enquiries: Leah leg30 (at) hotmail.com or Face book group ‘Permablitz Gold Coast’.

Would you like to join “Garden Gators” and become a volunteer to support the new gardens at Burleigh Heads School? You can sign up on the day and pick up a Blue Card application, so look out for the Garden Gators stand at the school. If you can’t make it on the day and would like to learn more about volunteering or put your name on a list – then please email Rhee on rduthie (at) goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 5581 7328 for more details.

Can you donate some items instead? The school is also looking for ongoing support for the garden gators programme. We welcome gardening and construction contributions. Please contact Leah on the above email.

Download the flyer here.

One Comment

  1. Hello Leah,friends & teachers at Burleigh Heads State School today – a lovely day to make a start on the garden. Sorry I missed WormTec’s talk – I personally use his products & my garden’s never been happier.The plants should be jumping out of the ground over the next few days. The planned layout is stimulating & inspirational for a school set-up. Best wishes and looking forward to the next stage.
    Regards R.

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