Greenwood: Ranleigh Way residents recognised by City for edible verge garden


Greenwood resident Kristina Claesson hard at work in the Ranleigh Way garden.
Greenwood resident Kristina Claesson hard at work in the Ranleigh Way garden.

GREENWOOD resident Kristina Claesson and her neighbours in Ranleigh Way have been recognised by the City of Joondalup for maintaining their street verges.

They have established an edible verge garden.

Ms Claesson said the garden promoted sustainability and a sense of community.

“It’s all a bit of fun,” she said.

“We’ve kept the garden very simple.

“It’s never a chore to do a few hours of work; we all find it very relaxing.”

A passionate gardener, Ms Claesson said the garden was maintained by a core group of eight to 10 residents.

She said the group was hoping to inspire others to beautify their own street verges, in line with City guidelines, while making a positive impact on the local environment.

Everything in the garden is organic including pumpkin, sweet potato and beetroot, while a separate section features small trees.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the City’s street verge guidelines had recently been updated to ensure verges were well managed, safe and accessible, did not interfere or compromise with existing infrastructure and did not detract from the amenity or safety of the neighbourhood.

“The City fully supports the endeavours of residents to beautify their street verges and, in particular, encourages the planting of low water use lawns, plants, ground covers and landscape treatments,” he said.

“The residents in Ranleigh Way are to be commended for establishing a community garden that fully complies with the City’s street verge guidelines and has quickly become a hub of community spirit and engagement.”

A copy of the City’s new street verge guidelines can be viewed at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au.