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.

Maintenance of Verge Gardens

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 everybody is a gardener. Some don’t have the interest, others don’t have time or commitment. But all is not lost. [continue reading…]