Who are we?
We are an ever-growing group of like-minded individuals: urban gardeners, designers, planners, researchers and happy people who seek to make Brisbane’s streets greener. We want to see streets in Brisbane slowed down (to make way for more pedestrians, cyclists and active transport), shaded with large canopy trees, greened with verdant planting, energised through urban agriculture, contribute to the cities ecology with native planting and animated with areas for play and socialisation.
In short we want our future city to be a green city.
With recent changes in regulations from local governments (including Brisbane City Council) we are able to activate our streets with planting, edibles and more without entering into the process of permits and applications. Hence one of our goals is spreading the message about verge planting which we do through planting parties. We also hold major activations including the Green the Street EKKA activation which showed a vision of future streets in Brisbane in 2050, and the upcoming Verge Fest Bicycle Party. Check out our calendar, facebook page and instagram for more.
The planning team:
Within our community of Community Gardeners, Landscape Architects, Planners, Permaculture enthusiasts and all round plant lovers we have developed a planning team that facilitates advocacy, verge planting, activations, festivals and tours; connecting Brisbane green thumbs together, seeking out the most basic of verges right across the South-East and flipping them into verdant green spaces with flowering plants, edible shrubs, ecological corridors or shade giving trees.
Cat- Urban Designer, Landscape Architect and Green City designer:
Simon – Urban Agriculture Expert and Community Farm Manager:
Isobel – Landscape Architect and Green Educator:
Giulia – Ecological and Environmental PHD Researcher and Story teller:
Kavita – Architect & Urban Informatics PhD candidate:
Alix – Urban Designer and Cycling Advocate:
- coming soon
“The guidelines support Council’s vision of a clean, green city that protects and supports our subtropical environment by sustainably managing and caring for our natural environment and resources.” – Brisbane City Council 2018
Check out the Guidelines page for more direct information.