Join us for a morning of planting, workshops and a community BBQ. All welcome!
We are lucky to live in such a beautiful, leafy area of Brisbane. One of the best parts of my job is working alongside local residents to protect the fantastic green spaces and parks in our area, as well as fight for new ones. I frequently speak to local residents who are disheartened by new developments encroaching on those green spaces, and the loss of trees and gardens we see as a result.
So let’s address that together. At the request of one of my very clever constituents (5 year old preppie at Toowong State School, Molly) and together with some of our excellent local groups, I am hosting a community verge planting day.
Planting new gardens won’t fix large-scale problems caused by rampant, profit driven development, habitat loss and climate change. But it is a small act to reclaim our streets for the broader good, and a nice excuse to spend some time with our neighbours.
If you’d like a garden planted outside your house on the council verge (the area between the curb and your property line), please get in touch! My office can do the required checks to see if it’s a suitable location for a verge garden.
If you aren’t able to have a verge garden outside your house but would still like to be a part of this community planting day, that’s absolutely okay! The more hands we have, the more we can achieve.
We’ll start the morning at the wonderful Vera Street Community Garden, and finish up there with a shared BBQ. This will give us the opportunity to have conversations with friends and neighbours (both old and new), and learn a thing or two about gardening from some of our experts helping out on the day.