Can’t we do more than just one?
Once we start seeing, it's everywhere.
Once we start thinking about verge gardens, we start seeing land everywhere that should be given some love.
But every garden created needs someone to look after it - long term. It's better to concentrate on inspiring your neighbours and making sure you don't get into a dispute.
We need lots of everyday people converting their own verges and through that having lots of conversations that build trust relationships and networks. It's networks, not individual heroes that change the world.
If you want to do more, and I hope you do, use your verge to develop your ideas and then participate in a group or community project.
Community groups can organise working bees to help transform verges in their region. This provides a great way for people without verge gardens to participate.
Some groups also use the activity to build their networks and advocate for environmental action.
This free article is part of the Understanding the Space section: bite-sized introductions to gardening in these small but wonderfully complex spaces.