Permaculture skills sprout in Bay gardens

The popularity of permaculture is growing in the Bay – thanks to a voluntary group spreading its roots region-wide. PermaBlitz BOP held its first event in August 2012 – and after eight permablitzes in Katikati – is spreading its interest further into the region. “We believe there is a growing number of people interested in permaculture and we think there’s a large community of lifestyle block owners and gardening enthusiasts that want to try and garden more organically,” says Hugo Verhagen, who created the group with Trish Waugh and Sue Peachey. “All three…Read more

Interest in permaculture grows in Bay gardens

By Merle Foster – Coast and Country Magazine July 2013 A voluntary group is spreading it roots Bay-wide to help people learn about permaculture, making over properties in the process, as the philosophy finds growth among urban and country dwellers. PermaBlitz BOP held its first event in August 2012 and after eight permablitzes in Katikati its spreading its interest further into the region. The group was created by Trish Waugh, Hugo Verhagen and Sue Peachey who worked at the Landscape Design Company and as this dissolved – looked to find more environmentally sustainable…Read more