I picked these from Michael Mobbs' article in Spinifex.
- Make your drain to the street a leaky one.
- Plant kitchen garden herbs.
- Put a native sting-less bee hive on the veranda.
- Plant a native raspberry bush to delight passers.
- Plant a Midgen Berry bush or 10 in shade or sun.
- Put in a raised bed garden with your kids who will delight in their new-found gardening prowess – it can be no more than the size of tyre.
- While you garden, talk to someone passing by - anyone, really.
- Let pass the hurts of theft, death and vandalism of your plants.
Have a look at the full article which is eloquently written. I will keep you up to date on my own footpath garden!
Michael Mobbs is a sustainability coach who advises, teaches and speaks on sustainability issues. He works with developers, governments and communities to design and obtain approvals for houses, units and subdivisions. He is based in the inner Sydney suburb of Chippendale, where in 1996 he pioneered the conversion of his inner city terrace into a sustainable house, which has now been disconnected to mains water and sewerage and is powered by solar energy.
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