A case study of the community, working with a local Council in Melbourne Australia, to promote the planting of indigenous species on residential nature strips (also known as 'verges'). Key stakeholders in the project include Beaumaris Conservation Society - a local volunteer organisation dedicated to protecting neighbourhood character and habitat values; the Bayside Community Nursery - one of the first volunteer-run indigenous nurseries in the world; and Bayside City Council - who support the Community Nursery and manage the nature strip permit process.
Semi-retired academic teaching ecology part-time. Background in park management and visitor education. Voluntary work includes helping manage urban bushland reserves, and propagation and retail sales advice for Bayside Community Nursery: a council-operated biodiversity conservation program producing indigenous plants of local provenance for sale to nearby residents and golf courses.