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Early November 2012 I posted about a small verge garden in Waverley that had been given an eviction order by Waverley Council.  See – http://bit.ly/QlTNfX

Five years ago Nicolette Boaz planted a verge garden on her adjoining neighbour’s side nature strip on Simpson Street Waverley.  According to the interview in the Wentworth Courier, she said the verge, “wasn’t being used & resembled a sandy wasteland.”

Unfortunately I forgot to post a link to the newspaper article that had a photo of the verge garden until later after this was brought to my attention.  So here it is – http://bit.ly/SUeCh0   It is worth having a look as a picture tells more than words can.

Today Nicolette Boaz the creator of the verge garden left a comment on SoT.  She wrote, The Council has since hurriedly backed down- muttering’ er- review of verge gardens – um — is in order. They were stunned by the outcry which appears to have gone international. Not bad for a tiny little footpath garden.  Well done for noticing everyone!”

I love a good news story.  Well done Waverley Council for recognizing that our city needs as many well kept verge gardens as we can have to lower the urban heat island effect & add beauty to our streetscapes.  That Ms Boaz grows food that she generously shares with the community is an added benefit.  Congratulations to Ms Boaz for choosing to fight the eviction.

These verge gardens must have been created by Marrickville Coucil as they continue the length of this Marrickville street.  It looks great & feel even better to be amongst greenery as you walk along the street.

These verge gardens must have been created by Marrickville Council as they continue the length of this Marrickville street.  The streetscape looks great & it feels even better to be amongst greenery as you walk along the street.

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