Market stall on the verge

The first market stall

The first market stall

Today the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge had their first Market stall!

Getting ready

Getting ready

Neighbours dropped in to buy some organic vegies and have a chat (or vice versa).

Chatting and buying vegies

Chatting and buying vegies

There wasn’t all that much produce and most of it (except the zucchinis ) had sold in a bit over an hour.

Serving customers

Serving customers

The kids still found the wait between customers pretty long.

Waiting!

Waiting for the first customer!

The girls researched prices of vegies (and were horrified at how little the selling price was), did some advertising in the street, served customers and played games.

"Tomartoes" sold by the bunch!

“Tomartoes” sold by the bunch!

The garden has begun to spread. We planted a lemon tree on the nature strip next door and will be planting some more trees soon. Hopefully it is going to continue spreading in the street.

Preparing the ground

Preparing the ground

The garden spreads

The garden spreads

The garden is beginning to produce quite a bit and kids regularly pick produce and eat it on the spot. Recently a nine-year-old girl ate 30 purple beans!

Harvesting

Harvesting

Purple beans

Purple beans

Making an in-ground worm farm

Making an in-ground worm farm

It certainly continues to bring people together.

Kids' Vegies on the Verge

Kids’ Vegies on the Verge

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  3. Vegies on the Verge – it will change things
  4. Parenting for a better world
  5. Hulbert Street – building community in a street
  6. An urban farm in people’s backyards

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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