On Sunday 12 October, ACF Community Brisbane Northside launched their Verge Garden Project that aims to combine increasing biodiversity in their region with advocacy as part of the Australian Conservation Foundation Save Our Big Backyard campaign.
We started by thinking of all of the different stakeholders, users, and uses of this space. Here are just some…
This mixture makes gardening on the verge very different to gardening inside the fence but the potential for conflict is what makes verges places of opportunity for the conversations we need for advocacy and change-making.
It’s those conversations that nurture the connections to build the collaborations and innovations we need to find ways to tackle complex issues like climate change and biodiversity loss.
It also a flexible and doable group activity that raises community awareness and knowledge about the importance of biodiversity and habitat in our suburbs as well advocate to protect regional and remote areas.
We had some tubestock of suggested local native plants from the nursery to display and give away at the end. Many went on to buy plants at the nursery and to visit an established verge garden where they could see the same plants fully grown.