It’s hard to assign monetary values to many of the savings and benefits but here are some suggestions that also show how to maximise the benefits and avoid pitfalls. [continue reading…]
Does planting out your footpath seem trivial compared to the work of committed environmental and bushcare groups? It depends how you look at it. [continue reading…]
If it all seems too daunting, try these gardeners to help set up or advise on your verge planting. [continue reading…]
Flowers are ambassadors for verge gardens. They help to make people comfortable with the initial disruption to the ubiquity of grass nature strips.
There are two main types of flowers to include on your verge. [continue reading…]
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…]
- @vergegardenprojectsaustralia a facebook group based in Western Australia but with members all around the country. They also have a Facebook Group reverge
- Brisbane Nature Strip & Verge Gardens facebook group
Birds, Bees, Butterflies, etc
- Birds in Backyards includes a bird finder to identify your birds, information on creating a bird-friendly space
- Pollinator Link a not-for-profit social enterprise creating wildlife corridors for urban spaces. The concept is to use backyards, parks, school grounds and even unit block balconies to link patches of bushland habitat fragmented by our urban environment.
Facebook can be a useful way to gather and share information – although it has its limits. [continue reading…]