Vegies on the Verge – it will change things

Alexa's PartyThe Kids’ Vegies on the Verge does present some (quite nice) “problems”. We had an extra five mouths to feed at Alexa’s 10th birthday (none of whom go to her school) because she now has a new group of friends from the street. (Don’t worry – most of her party had nothing to do with the garden!)

Checking for vegiesAt around 6:00 pm it is a common site to see a parent or sibling trying to discover which house their daughter is playing in this time. Our dinners have got later because we are chatting to neighbours out front rather than being inside cooking.

Watering the gardenBe warned – if you create a community garden on your nature strip – things will change!

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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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