Street food comes to Lewisham

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The first sign goes out on the nature strip, more to come
The first sign goes out on the nature strip, more to come

We’ve been steadily planting out on the nature strip. First the bay tree that moved with us from the old unit. Then a kaffir lime, and two dwarf lemon trees. Finally a lemon-scented tea tree.

Yes, this is guerilla gardening, but not just for our own selfish benefit. From the outset, the aim has been to put out plants that can be harvested by the locals as they wander by (perhaps the lemons break this rule).

So this afternoon, the first “street food” sign went out onto the nature strip. We hope to start a local movement, copying what has been done on Myrtle St in Chippendale. Now we see whether it’s harvested to death, or gently pruned…


5 thoughts on “Street food comes to Lewisham

    Arwen said:
    October 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    That’s such a cool idea, especially the little signs. I’ll have to wander past and have a sniff!

    Kris said:
    October 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Or stolen all together. 😦 Michael said last week that Chippendale has lost 20 trees in the last few months to theft. Keep your eye on them!

      James responded:
      October 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed! So far, so good…

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