Directory of Projects and Participants

Our directory brings together many people and organisations involved making our urban areas more sustainable - including residents, councils, business, researchers, environmental movements, social justice organisations and more.

Planting Projects

Nature Strip Projects are the first step towards greening our cities. They can be started at minimal cost without delay.

Group Projects are for organisations and groups who want to use verge gardening as a group activity to build membership and get their message out.

Gardens For Wildlife and other organisations aiming to build community knowledge about biodiverse native wildlife and habitat and encourage people to plant better in private gardens.

Community Gardens and Micro-forests are organised community projects to transform larger pieces of unused urban land. They require funding or fundraising and appropriate permissions from Councils.

Food Growing and Food Security  – food growing in home gardens and balconies.

Bushcare and Catchment Groups - these volunteer groups are usually managed by councils.

Collaborative Projects several organisations coming together in a loose network to create solutions that none could do on their own.


Community Nurseries provide plants and advice specific to your region

Council Policies Every Council has a different policy for verge gardens or nature strips – it is important to check yours before you begin.

Research includes research that influenced this project and research you may need to develop yours or support grant applications. Researches in any relevant field are welcome to post details of their research and research interests.

Online Community & Discussion Groups social media groups on related topics

Professional Services including consultants, designers, organisers. If you support the aims of the Shady Lanes Project you can list your services here.

Gardening and Landscaping Services including small business and social enterprises

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