Permablitz Jogja #1: The Next Three Days

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Our first Permablitz prolonged through the weekdays and due to our busy schedule, we only could manage to start working in the garden after 2 PM. Not to mention in the changing weather. This become a three days of work instead of one. We learned a lot from this experiences and had more evaluation on time efficiency which Permablitz could only do a maximum of two days of work in a weekend. Despite all things, we all had a great time gathering together and in the end a ready-to-plant eatable garden πŸ˜€

Each day summary is as follow:

DAY 2

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We had a new crew joining for us in the second day: the local children πŸ™‚ They were excited to help along although very shy at first. They help us in compiling and separating more rocks. Yeah, more and more rocks still. Some of us become so engaged in chopping the banana trees for green composting layering, it becomes very addictive. The food by Sonya and the “Rat Poison Kitchen Team” was marvellous. A great day indeed!

DAY 3

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We had another challenge today, the first rain after so many hot days in Jogjakarta. Some of us are even still excited to work under the rain condition. It is great to see how the waterways starting to works and be tested under the huge rain we had. Some planting also started today πŸ™‚ Warm food serves, good laugh around, life is good.

DAY 4

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It was raining hard but we had to wrap it out today. It’s a nearly all girls team today. All going down under the rain with shovels, cangkul, wheel carts, dirt, cow dung and plants. We finish off everything today and finish the early planting stages. Our first Permablitz has finally over. A lot of things waiting to be evaluated, but for now, the experiences had been the greatest, the laugh has been the loudest and the food the yummiest. A long four days which combine a diversity of people, friends, community. An unforgetable experience for all. The greatest blessing and gratitude. Thank you, all!! See you in the next Permablitz πŸ™‚

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