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Sat 20 Oct Permablitz (with “Bring & Share” Lunch) replaces Sun 14th due to bad weather

October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Storm Callum has caused us to have to move our permablitz that was scheduled for Sunday 14 October to today, Saturday 20 October.

Our permablitzes are a great excuse for our volunteer group to share skills, team-work, enthusiasm and food. We schedule the blitzes for a couple of hours (from 11am – 1pm) to cover the time we need to work on the plot but they tend to go on longer with the “Bring & Share” lunch we have from 1pm after the work has finished and we sit down for a bite to eat social get-together.

Our project is quite informal really. Everyone just does what they can and joins in with what they like, when they like.

Those wanting to stay for lunch are asked to bring snacks to contribute to the “Bring & Share” lunch. After that, lunch takes as long as it takes – usually until the conversation finishes and someone says we should probably go home.

We have a welcoming group, where everyone is there to “muck in” and work together for the common goal of creating and maintaining something special, our permaculture-led community garden.

Our garden activities are focused on developing the Forest Garden and raised bed planting area using permaculture principles. Activities generally revolve around developing the soil, planting beds, composting, capturing rainwater and clearing land for planting up.


What you need to bring:

  • Please wear old clothes and suitable footwear appropriate for the season.
  • We advise you to bring your own gardening gloves, especially with children.
  • Having your own secateurs/ pruners and trugs may be useful.
  • Please bring some basic gardening tools to use and anything you can contribute to our mulch and compost.
  • Please bring food for the lunchtime “Bring & Share” if you’d like to stick around for a bite to eat after the permablitz garden activity.


As always, your donations to the project and plot are gratefully received – whether you’re volunteering your time or any material contributions.

We’re currently in need of these items so please donate a little each time you visit us:

  • brown cardboard (for compost and mulch)
  • compost material (green or brown organic material)
  • carpet (made from natural material/wool) – to cover the soil
  • tarpaulin/ plastic sheeting – to cover the soil
  • wooden pallets
  • gardening tools
  • edible plants (- especially herbaceous perennials)

Everyone is welcome to join in.

We run a permablitz twice a month – one Wednesday (usually the last of every month) and one Saturday or Sunday (usually around the third in the month) – typically from February to November.

To find out more or confirm your attendance please contact us or email: info@plantingup.co.uk

We’ll provide some tools, guidance, drinks and a friendly atmosphere.

Look forward to seeing you in the garden!



October 20, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Westbury Arts Centre
Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood
Milton Keynes, MK5 6AA United Kingdom
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01908 501214


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