City of Bayswater residents to eat up info at edible verge Maylands event


Jo Stewart with daughter Amelia Stewart (9) and Cr Chris Cornish. Picture: Andrew Ritchie  d473015
Jo Stewart with daughter Amelia Stewart (9) and Cr Chris Cornish. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d473015

CITY of Bayswater residents will get a taste of the edible verge garden concept at an information event in Maylands on August 31.

The Urban Street Story founders Caroline Kemp and Duncan McNaught will lead the event to be held at The RISE.

The Sunshine Coast pair’s initiative tackled Australia’s social suburban isolation by using edible plant species grown on verges to create active and engaged suburban streets.

Maylands resident Jo Stewart, who built an edible verge garden last year, said the event represented a resurgence of the concept.

“Both my father and grandfather have always had vegetable gardens,” she said.

“It is satisfying, there is not often a night where we don’t have something from the garden in our meals.”

Ms Stewart said she had five garden beds filled with olives, passionfruit, mint, parsley, broccoli, onion, chilli, cabbages, snow peas, coriander and grafted citrus.

“I commend the council on their open-mindedness and flexibility in what we can do with those spaces… it is important in terms of building healthy communities,” she said.

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