“IT is difficult to imagine that Melanie Henkel’s kitchen once looked out over a grey courtyard. Her backyard now resembles a miniature farm, offering vegetables, fruit and even eggs for the dinner table.”
From a site devoted to this “Permablitz” doctrine, these permacultural “blitzoids” promulgate their “mulched Earth policy” of “eating the suburbs, one backyard at a time.”
Here’s a time lapse YouTube video of a similar backyard clearing and planting in the Netherlands.
I hope this backyard makeover trend catches on in the U.S. It’s something to bring up with any permies or guerrilla gardeners you may know.