Return to Our Apple Tree

I’ve got to admit I was a bit skeptical. I’d been to a couple of the recent working bees at Our Apple Tree and had been a little let down by the turn-out. They reminded me of an anecdote about a group who helped start community gardens. They would hold an initial meeting and if…

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And then there were six (a busy weekend part II)

Our nature strip has been a great success. At times, when the kids are asleep and I’m avoiding doing the housework, I just spend a little while watching passers-by stop and consider what it is exactly that they’re looking at. Some look around as if they are on hidden camera and this is some sort…

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Dude…..Where’s my box? (A busy weekend part I)

We’ve been robbed, that’s right we’ve had a box theft. It’s been sitting in our front yard for a couple of weeks but we finally decided that now was the time to put it on L’s nature strip, and it looked great. We were all ready to fill it and bed it down then and…

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Treading Lightly to the Pub

It’s been a frantic week at Treading Lightly HQ. The Johnson Strip, our plant to reclaim the nature strips has made a quantum leap. Our nature strip is still looking great and the second box is really starting to fill up nicely with green as you can see. This is obviously making people consider what…

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The Human Scale

What is the basic unit that cities are developed for? Is it people? or is it cars? This is one of the central questions posed in a movie that I recently got to go and see called ‘The Human Scale’. The concept is fairly straightforward. The movie goes over how in the 50s and 60s…

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