Mosman Community Gardeners Inc is not directly involved in verge gardening. However, we believe they provide great opportunities to promote growing vegetables, building communities and support for community and edible gardens.
If you are interested in creating a verge garden we recommend that you read the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network article on design and safety issues. Farmers of the urban footpath – design guidelines for street verge gardens
The good news is that more and more verge vegetable gardens are being planted by Mosman residents. In late 2010 we counted three gardens, one year later there were at least nine, and now there are even more.
If you need assistance we can put you in touch with our friends who farm the verge.
Another source is the City of Sydney Draft Footpath Gardening Policy 2011. This is a supportive policy and the checklists are useful.
Mosman Council has a formal policy allowing verge gardens as part of their ‘Street Verge/Nature Strip Maintenance Policy’. Mosman Council Policies.
It would appear that permission has not been sought or given to all these gardens. To their credit, the Council is taking a tolerant approach to them.