collaboration

Council versus Resident-planted Verge Gardens

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has released a report, Temperature check: Greening Australia’s warming cities, by Monash University researchers, which shows increasing urban vegetation will become essential for our three largest cities – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – to reduce serious heatwave impacts by 2060-2080. I did an interview with ABC (story here) about the part […] Read more

Collaborate with us to promote your Group

If you are looking for a project to raise the profile of your environmental group as well as awareness of the the need to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss, collaborating with the Shady Lanes Projects to plant nature strips in your area is an easy and inexpensive project.  It works on several levels you […] Read more

Can Councils and Residents Collaborate to Create Green Streets?

A few years ago some residents at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast transformed their streets into food gardens. It was featured on Gardening Australia and no doubt the participants and supporters saw this publicity as a major boost to their urban food growing movement. Then the Council received a complaint and ordered the gardeners to […] Read more

What’s So Special about Verges and Nature Strips?

There is a tendency to think of native strips or verges as just another form of public greenspace like parks and community gardens. And a less important one, at that. But this space – between the front property line and the road – has some special features that set it apart from other public land. […] Read more