Scarecrows on Rossmoyne

How do you engage with your street community? It’s a question that’s pretty central if streets and communities are to become the functional group in a re-localised society, but it’s remarkably difficult. One of the things that I think is part of the trick is to ensure that there is a variety of opportunities for…

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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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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 Johnson Strip (part 2)

We decided we needed to make a start. We would like to show people, or at least demonstrate how a boring strip of grass could become an engaging space. Problem one. Grass. We thought over a couple of options. Poison seemed clearly against the whole ethos of our plan and covering it in plastic or…

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