What if we changed our nature strips…

from unloved, barren grass and weeds...

to valued places with street trees for shade, and low-growing native plants for habitat and biodiversity, stretching throughout our suburbs

Would it change the way we use our streets and design our cities and suburbs?

Planting our nature strips in this way is a quick and easy way to …

Why Choose Nature Strips for this Project?

The Shady Lanes Project uses nature strips as a means to create the boundary-crossing conversations needed to build the collaborations needed to address the complex problems of addressing climate change, and building biodiversity and sustainability in urban areas.

Whatever you want to call them, verges or nature strips, these strips of land provide a lot of problems, or a lot of possibilities and opportunities, depending on your viewpoint and how you approach it. read more...