October's PermaBlitz #4 is underway with the Host site assessment and base map complete and the concept overlays are in the works. We'd thought we'd share how the PermaBlitz magic happens by detailing some of things that occur to make each PermaBlitz such a great day. But first, who are the people who put on a PermaBlitz?
The Earthshed Solutions' PermaBlitz Committee are the folks who do the leg work for a PermaBlitz. This group of volunteers is comprised of the design team & interns, board members and others committed to helping bring free permaculture education to our community. They organize the 'Blitz, strategize the flow of the day, detail out the projects and activities based on the Host's permaculture design and work hard to ensure a fun day is had by all. They're super awesome, huh?!
Specifically, it's the design team and interns who draw up the permaculture design for the Host. They follow a structured approach to begin but, when making design decisions later on, they utilize a very non-linear methodology. Does that sound confusing? It probably does, but it really isn’t.
Let's tackle this one step at a time...
Step Zero: Permaculture Principles
Step One: The Host Questionnaire
Step Two: Host Visit & Site Assessment
Step Three: Research
Step Four: Design Methods
Step Five: Concept Designs