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Sydney, Australia: The Footpath Gardening Policy

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The Footpath Gardening Policy (the Policy) allows residents and businesses to put planter boxes on the footpath and/or carry out gardening on footpath verges outside their properties under certain conditions.

This policy was adopted by the City of Sydney Council (the Council) in February 2013, and consent was provided by the NSW Division of Local Government in May 2013.

Excerpt:

Planter boxes on the public footpath.
Planter boxes should contribute to the attractiveness of the street, but must also ensure pathways remain accessible and safe.

Residents and businesses are allowed to install and maintain planter boxes on the kerb side of the footpath outside their properties as long as they meet the requirements of this policy. Interested residents and businesses will be provided with an information package and a checklist and returned to the City. The checklists specify the minimum clearances and criteria for access and safety.

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Rare UK video, 1942: Greenford and Northolt Dig for Victory Campaign

From the plot to the pot

(Must see. Mike)

The Chairman of the Allotment Gardens Committee
Councillor A. J. Johnson
1942

Take up your trowels! During WWII, Britain’s food imports were severely restricted and local councils across the country commandeered public and private land for the growing of vegetables and crops. Here, an Ealing councillor implores local residents to take on an allotment to help feed the nation. ‘Dig for Victory’ was one of the war’s most iconic and successful mass publicity campaigns.

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Students launch first downtown community garden in Victoria, BC

uvicUVic students Fiona Wheeler; Michelle Brown; Jenna Waniek; Makenzie Zouboules; Steven Lee; and Phillip Schrod. CREDIT: City Studio/POLI 351.

Not your typical course, “Growing Community From the Ground Up” (POLI 351), involved a partnership between the City of Victoria, the university and the wider community.

By Anne MacLaurin
Univ of Victoria
2016-05-26

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Transforming a vacant city lot into a community garden required vision on behalf of UVic political science students and their instructor, SSHRC post-doctoral fellow and assistant teaching professor Sarah Wiebe (public administration, political science), and concludes this month with a garden party on May 27 in Victoria’s first downtown community garden.

Not your typical course, “Growing Community From the Ground Up” (POLI 351), involved a partnership between the City of Victoria, the university and the wider community. This is the second City Studio Victoria course offered by UVic. More on City Studio More on UVic’s first City Studio course

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