planting seeds or planning a wedding? i know what i’d rather be doing

Posted on: April 1, 2009

vegetable garden baby by master fighter.

[vegetable garden baby originally uploaded on flickr – click image to link to source]

What a week! It’s only Wednesday and I AM EXHAUSTED – physically, mentally, emotionally SPENT. Do I sound mildly overdramatic? Well, I have to tell you, our Bali June trip could not come quick enough.

So AA is on school holidays from this weekend. We have both been working around the clock and last week we agreed that we’d spend Saturday night doing a big wedding planning brainstorm because we’ve been meaning to for ages.

And then while looking at venues for the bazillionth time online last night, I saw that one of the places is open for inspecting couples this weekend so were planning a trip up to the ranges then.

But… then… I followed up with Permablitz about a compost bin/ worm farm I have to offer them and saw they have a fantastic sounding blitz going on this Sunday. I had SO MUCH fun at my first one and learnt oodles of useful information … it really does sound like the kind of soul restoring activity that I could really do with. And… much more fun than looking at wedding venues after a super stressful week.

I mean sure, my garden could really do with some nurturing but… who can say no to this?:

All are welcome at this Permablitz to help transform the backyard of Steve and Emily. Steve has been to almost ans many blitzes in the last year as anyone, and Sunday is also his 30th birthday!

Please rsvp to if you’d like to come along.

NOTE: This permablitz is being filmed by an SBS television program. All are welcome, but if you do not wish to be filmed you may like to skip this event and come to the other upcoming permablitzes.

On the day you can learn on the job as we build vegie patches no-dig style using horse manure from the nearby racetrack, plant fruit trees and berries and install water catchment systems and add a worm farm. There will also be a range of free workshops – it’s set to be a great blitz!

The blitz is at 38 Macgregor St, Malvern East. Close to the #3 tram, and a 10 minute walk from Carnegie station. (See map)

Lunch is provided, and you are encouraged to bring along something to share for morning and afternoon tea if you can. And if you have any spare seeds/seedlings please bring them along.

For more information contact

(Note: the North Fitzroy date which was also proposed for this date will be in late April)

I just think sometimes there’s nothing like a good ole’ community building activity where you get your hands in the dirt and help build a rad edible garden to nourish the soul… and planet. Do I sound convincing? What do you think? Should I go? Or am I just procrastinating on wedding stuff?


3 Responses to "planting seeds or planning a wedding? i know what i’d rather be doing"

The Permablitz sounds much more fun than wedding planning, but most things sound more fun to me than wedding planning.

A while ago, while looking for something else, I discovered that the Mountain Goat brewery have a nice function room, and they’re pretty environmentally friendly (and close to public transport!) so you can even feel smug about your wedding.

Have you thought about whether there’s a community garden or something you could have your wedding at?

I am still in AWE of a beautiful, beautiful wedding a friend performed at (saw the photos on facebook). It was in the equivalent of Redfern… no, imagine if Redfern wasn’t iconic and also had a jail in the suburb. And it was held in the park, with the reception in the community garden (woodfired pizza and homemade icecream to feed everyone). And it was the most stunning wedding I’ve seen in a long, long time. Everyone looks happy!

Hi Ange! I stumbled here from your facebook link!

Sending lots of blogger love

Tara x

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