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Acting Spokesperson, Belfast Area Transition Initiative

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BELFAST, Maine — On Thursday, April 12 to the Belfast Area Transition Initiative (BATI) will hold a presentation on “Permablitzing” at the Belfast Free Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This Transition Town event follows BATI’s General meeting from 5 to 6 p.m.

A “permablitz” is defined as an informal gathering involving a day on which a group of at least 2 people come together to:
• create edible gardens where someone lives
• share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living
• build community networks
• share food
• have fun!

Permablitzes are free events, open to the public, with shared food, shared work and time to relax and have fun. In collaboration with several other local organizations and volunteers, BATI members helped to organize at least 3 permablitzes in the Belfast area last year. More are planned for the upcoming growing season.

At the event, BATI members will also briefly present about other activities and projects that BATI has been involved in, as well as their hopes and dreams for things they’d love to do in the not so distant future. Members will speak about the BATI edible gardens and food security group, the local economy working group, a public transportation project, and a collaborative zero waste initiative. BATI’s working groups are actively seeking members, and welcome new ideas, and participation at any level, as well.

For more information, call Susan Cutting at 603-372-2074 or email