Sustainability starts in your backyard!

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DAN Palmer trained as a permaculture designer after studying psychology and philosophy and becoming a PhD. Plamer found gardening was more down-to-earth and practical, which he found a relief after years of studying.
Palmer developed Permablitz, modeled on the television series Backyard Blitz, wherby people volunteer their time and plants to create environmentally friendly spaces for growing fruit, herbs and vegetables in other people’s backyards. The only condition is that in return you volunteer your time to do the same for others.
Permaculture creates edible gardens which assist with the conservation of through reduced transport requirements, use less water and encourage composting.
In addition, permablitz contributes to building communities through the sharing of skills relating to permaculture and sustainable living. The program creates the opportunities to allow members of the community to form important supportive social networks.
To view the whole article : http://www.theage.com.au/news/in-depth/blitzing-the-burbs/2007/07/16/1184559700758.html

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