Kwinana: Convergence promoting benefits of verge gardens


Pete Olds, Sarah Longland, Mayor Carol Adams and Lianne Harvey, with Jackson Scrimshaw (front). Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d474588
Pete Olds, Sarah Longland, Mayor Carol Adams and Lianne Harvey, with Jackson Scrimshaw (front). Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d474588

VERGE gardens will be the main topic of discussion at Convergence at Darius Wells and Resource Centre on October 14.

Convergence is a Transition Network initiative for residents, local government and industry representatives to share their experiences and benefits of adopting verge gardens.

The event is run by a Facebook group Verge Garden Project Australia, which started in Kwinana and grew to a national page.

Guest speakers will be Sue Dempster, Narelle Lullfitz, Richard McDowell, Greg Smith, Darren Seinor, Faye Arcaro, Isabella Streckhardt and Mark Tucek.

Local council representatives will discuss some best in class verge policy and street tree program examples.

Kwinana residents will share their experiences of adopting verges and the benefits they have seen.

This is a free community event hosted by the City of Kwinana with a basic lunch and morning/afternoon tea and fruit provided.

Attendees are asked to offer a donation to support the community garden run by Kwinana Community Sharing.

Bookings are essential.

Visit www.facebook.com/groups/vergegardenprojectsaustralia or email vergegardenprojects@outlook.com.

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