Tag Archives: Kids Vegies on the Verge

Video of Transition Streets and Kids Vegies on the Verge in Newcastle

We put this video together to coincide with the release of 21 Stories of Transition – the latest book from the Transition Network. We were thrilled, but daunted, to share some of our story through the book. It is great … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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What is Kids’ Vegies on the Verge?

It’s amazing how much a small 30 square metre vegetable garden can produce. It’s great to be able to eat chemical-free produce straight from the garden. Some of it has been so tasty! But what I really find amazing is … Continue reading

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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

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Take a street and build a community

This TEDx talk by Shani Graham shows what can happen when neighbours get together. Who knows what could happen if you consciously built relations with your neighbours! We are discovering what a difference it can make through the Kids Vegies … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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