Living around a minor lane in inner urban Darlinghurst have brightened up their otherwise ordinary lane with edible plantings..
Residents of Darlinghurst, a densely populated inner urban area abutting the CBD, are demonstrating how citizen initiative can make our big cities leaders in sustainablility and improve their neighbourhoods at the same time.
Local people, initially assisted by a small grant from the City of Sydney, have planter
their narrow lane verge to container gardens of espaliered fruit trees, vegetables and herbs, softening what was a hard surface inner city streetscape with vegetation and taking responsibility for their local environment.
The initiative is one of a number of street verge gardens in the City local government area. Others are in Surry Hills and, in Chippendale, the City assisted local people in Myrtle Street establish an array of ornamentals and edibles along their footpath verge.