Interview re Transition Streets Challenge

Cathy and I were interviewed by Rob Hopkins (the co-founder of the Transition Towns movement) about the Transition Streets Challenge.

You can read (or hear) the interview at http://www.transitionnetwork.org/news/2013-07-23/when-people-get-together-things-happen-transition-streets-hits-australia.

 

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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2 Responses to Interview re Transition Streets Challenge

  1. Wonder says:

    I certainly do not want a community garden near my home and the footpath is for everyone not a community group I do not want a group in front of my home

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    • I’m afraid I’m not sure what you are referring to. I guess it is the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge. I agree a community group setting up a garden in front of somebody’s home where it wasn’t wanted would be a problem. That isn’t the case here.

      That isn’t a community group initiative, it is just kids in the street and their parents. We know that 5 out of the 6 houses around it love it (and the 6th hasn’t complained but also hasn’t said they love it either).

      Lots of other people in the street stop by, say hi and have told us they think it is great.

      In terms of the foot path, our nature strip is 6m wide so there is still a 2m wide footpath (or grass where people can walk as our side of the road doesn’t have a foot path) and 80cm next to the road so people can get out of cars.

      As a community building exercise is has been very successful. I’m not sure how we would have proceeded if one neighbour didn’t like it, but fortunately we haven’t faced that issue.

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