Sunday, 29 March 2009

STRIPPING IN THE SUBURBS

Getting back to nature is something I am always going on about and I came across an article on this great website recently featuring one of my favourite ideas.... nature stripping. The gist of it is making use of the piece of ground between your house and the road, excluding the footpath.

 

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In Seattle, there were places with vegetable garden strips....

 

 

 

 

windsor st nature strip

 

In the suburbs here in Adelaide there are several examples of native plant strips, none better than Windsor Street in Unley, behind the Fern Ave Community Garden.

 

 

That's not all there is though. This is a good website with a sensible name "Sustainable Gardening Australia". There are all sorts of facets too, such as this art exhibition in Victoria featuring sustainable gardening, articles on guerilla gardening, cute and quirky insect info and of course, what to do in the garden month by month. It is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation promoting gardening in sympathy with the environment, including native and vegetable and other gardens.

Thank you Em for putting me onto SGA. I have added a link to it in the side bar.

2 comments:

Maggie said...

I love Windsor Avenue and Fern Ave Community Garden.
Our nature strips in Mitcham are sprayed with poisons even if we have requested them not to be.

Blogger said...

I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can watch the hottest virtual strippers on my taskbar.