An urban farm in people’s backyards

At our latest Transition Newcastle meeting we watched this inspiring video about Curtis Stone from Green City Acres, an urban farm in people’s backyards.

I love the creativity of using people’s backyards like this. Once again this is an example of asset-based community-driven development (ABCD), even though he mightn’t call it that. It shows what people with passion, vision and energy can do. In ABCD we try to create space for community assets and passionate people to be powerful together.

We also heard about Nourishing Newcastle, Purple Pear Farm, a French project Recolter, and the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge.

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  5. The story of change

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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