In the Sydney suburb of Dulwich Hill lies Wilga Avenue, a street where neighbours have joined together to plant fruits and veggies in their front gardens and verges that line the street.
Not only does this provide fresh produce for the residents, but brings a greater sense of community connectedness to the street. People are spending much more time in the street, working on and enjoying the gardens, along with the increased opportunities for interaction with neighbours.
Wilga Avenue residents entered and won the ‘Sustainability Drive’ state wide competition, run by an energy company, for which they created the video below about their street. They won solar panels for every house in the street!
If you would like to read more about this project, there’s an article with more info and some photos here http://milkwood.net/2012/05/31/a-whole-street-of-verge-gardens/