The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has released a report, Temperature check: Greening Australia’s warming cities, by Monash University researchers, which shows increasing urban vegetation will become essential for our three largest cities – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – to reduce serious heatwave impacts by 2060-2080. I did an interview with ABC (story here) about the part […]
Challenges and Solutions
There’s a range of opinions about verge gardens – from outright opposition, to cautious acceptance, to I would, but it’s too hard, to when can we start digging?
This project aims to explore the many challenges and find a range of solutions.
The amount of work any garden takes depends on the design and the type of plants. If you’re too ambitious and try to do it all in one session, you risk feeling overwhelmed. Take it slowly, get to know the space and how it works. This is how I turned an ugly barren verge into
Despite being public land, the cost of maintaining the verges in Australian cities usually falls to the residents or owners of individual properties. Many councils have guidelines setting out what you can do on the verge, many provide free street trees, and some even provide plants for residents to plant. Let’s face it though, not