Kids’ Vegies on the Verge

Cathy (my partner) and our kids (Jasmine and Alexa) decided to convert our nature strip into a vegetable garden for kids in our street. It has transformed relationships in the street (for both kids and adults), enriched our lives and even grown great vegetables. Read an overview of Kids’ Vegies on the Verge here.

Kids vegies on the verge

Other posts about the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge (latest first):

Yarn bombing by kid guerrilla knitters

Knitting is not just for grandmas. Some children (with the help of a couple of adults) in our street recently did some yarn bombing – using knitting and crocheting as a form of graffiti. They’ve started decorating a small bridge … Continue reading

Kids’ Vegies on the Verge turns 1!

The Kids’ Vegies on the Verge is one year old! Over the weekend around 70 people celebrate its first birthday. (Notice the spelling in the sign above!) Every birthday needs a cake, so Cathy helped some of the kids make … Continue reading

A garden sleepover

Our living room was invaded by 9 girls this week for a sleepover with kids from Kids’ Vegies on the Verge. It was noisy, chaotic and fun. It was also all about building community. The girls, ranging in age from … Continue reading


Kids Vegies on the Verge – Work of art?

When someone says “art,” they often use it as shorthand for “paintings and sculptures.” Art is everywhere, though: in nature, in architecture, in literature, and more. It’s anywhere we see beauty and meaning. Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art The … Continue reading

Market stall on the verge

Today the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge had their first Market stall! Neighbours dropped in to buy some organic vegies and have a chat (or vice versa). There wasn’t all that much produce and most of it (except the zucchinis … Continue reading

Vegies on the Verge – it will change things

The 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 … Continue reading

A little bit of a whinge

Community engagement can be frustrating, and I’ve had a bad week! A couple of days ago somebody stole some solar-powered lights from the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge. One of our neighbours had donated four lights (one for each corner) … Continue reading

“We didn’t just build a garden, we built a community”

According to Alexa (9), “We didn’t just build a garden, we built a community”. She is so right. The Kid’s Vegies on the Verge is still going strong and is leading to all sorts of spin offs. On the last … Continue reading

It takes a child to raise a village!

I continue to be amazed at how the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge is helping to create social capital by building relations in the street. It has become a real social hub for some of the local kids. Most days … Continue reading

Kids’ Vegies on the Verge: strengthening a sense of community

After two weeks, enthusiasm for the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge (the vegetable garden on our nature strip for kids in the street) is still high. Every afternoon somebody from the roster comes around to water it – although they … Continue reading

Kids’ Vegies on the Verge – day 2

Kids’ Veggies on the Verge (it now has a name) is progressing well. In the morning,  seven kids (and two parents) walked down with us to the local Farmers Market to select plants for the garden. A friend of Jasmine … Continue reading

A kids vegie garden on the verge

We were inspired by The Transition Streets Challenge to create a vegie garden on the verge for kids in our Street. Cathy discussed the idea with Jasmine and Alexa, and they created invitations for kids in the streets. We had … Continue reading

5 Responses to Kids’ Vegies on the Verge

  1. lifeofryrie says:

    What a brilliant initiative!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Claire says:

    EDIT: The link is my name!


  3. Hi Claire
    I’m sorry I haven’t responded. I’ve taken a real break and haven’t done stuff on the blog, very little on social media, but I’m on back online again.
    Thanks for the offer, I will be in touch.


  4. Claire says:

    I would like to donate some used black pots to aid the kids in seed collecting/ planting from seed. Get in touch with me. :)


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