on the farm at Chifley College

PSW PermaBlitz Every 4th Sunday per Month

 A really special blitz happening at Chifley College Bidwill. 5 acres in the suburbs turned into a sustainable farm.
    Come along for a tour and then it’s hands on! Spend some time with the cows, pigs, geese, ducks and chooks.
Marvel the acquaponic system, the chrysanthemum plot, the vegie garden and much more in this farming adventure.
There’s lots to do, so the more the merrier
    We finish off with a BBQ for all – a great opportunity for catch up and coffee!



  • 9:00am: Tour of the farm (includes pointing out tasks).
  • 9:30am: Division of teams. Work starts.
  • 11:00am: Morning tea (15 minutes)
  • 1:00pm: Lunch – BBQ style 😊

Scope of works (Building your understanding of permaculture principles via practical skills)

o School garden across the road: add soil and plant out.
o Mulch, grass clippings and other bulk materials: re-locate and spread.
o Nature Pond: Remove old plants and tidy up edge.
o Stake gum sapling
o Nursery area: general tidy up.
o Manure from animal pens: rake out and distribute on veggie gardens.
o Compost: top up vegetable beds.
o Mulberry sapling (1.5m x 8cm stem: remove and free to whoever wants it.
o Chrysanthemum garden area: peg and rope plants.
o Weeding

Kitchen hand.

We need someone to take charge of the BBQ and throw together a salad from the veggie garden on site as our host will be out in the field directing work.

Wear: Dress comfortably according to the weather (hat, gloves and sunscreen)
Bring: GUMBOOTS! Your own mug for tea/coffee. Unless you like to use your personal gardening tools, most tools are available on site. No need to bring anything! Some spare gumboots are also available on site.

And… A little something for a shared morning tea!

Special instructions

o Please park in the street as there is no parking available inside.
o Toilet facilities are not close. Go before arriving on site!

RSVP for catering purposes

please let Jo T. know you are attending Online

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For insurance purposes, attendees must be a member of Permaculture Sydney West (PSW).
You can join PSW on the day.

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If you have helped on at least three PermaBlitzes, or are actively involved in some other aspect of PSW you are eligible for a PermaBlitz at your place.

Bidwell Campus is seeking regular volunteers to help keep this amazing initiative running. If you would like to be a part of this inspiring project, please let us know.
Help improve the world, one garden at a time!


23 Feb 2020


All Day
Chifley College, Bidwill Campus,


Chifley College, Bidwill Campus,
Bidwill Daniels Road (near the intersection of Bunya Road – across from the school)