We’ve been getting ready for our Permablitz this coming Saturday–a big permaculture work party where 20 or more people gather to do projects in our yard. We’ve gathered cardboard for sheet mulching, had a great big pile of deciduous mulch delivered, got a bucket of granite dust, ordered concrete blocks for rain barrel stands, got clearer on a few design elements, met the wise and wonderful folks who will be team leaders for our various projects, and many other details. And we’ve talked to our blitz coordinator and friend Heather many many times. Thank you Heather! We still have to gather seaweed, and get pallets, and make food, and…. You can find more details about the blitz here: https://www.meetup.com/maine-permaculture/events/240585144/
In the meantime, our cherry tree polycultures are now green with clover.
Here are some “before pictures for the yard, first, where fruit tree, raspberry and herb and flower beds are going to be created.
And here the yellow markers mark a future bed for hazelnut bushes to form a little hedge.