In 2015 “Banana Boulevard” produced 900 kilograms of fruit for local residents. Picture: Harriet Tatham

Meet the street that grows its own food

Residents on 11 streets in an Australian town have been using verges and footpaths as gardens since 2009.

Duncan McNaught and Caroline Kemp are the brains behind Buderim’s Urban Food Street. Picture: Harriet Tatham
A selection of the plentiful produce from Buderim’s Urban Food Street. Picture: Harriet Tatham

Encouraging community participation

Duncan McNaught eats a kumquat on the side of the road. Picture: Harriet Tatham
Caroline Kemp reaches for a choko on the kerbside in front of her house. Picture: Harriet Tatham

Speaking with nature

One of the crops the Urban Food Street grows is the blueberry. Picture: Harriet Tatham

The marriage of people, the street, and fresh food

Citrus trees do well on the kerbside in Buderim. Picture: Harriet Tatham
Cabbages lined the streets of Buderim in September 2015. Picture: Caroline Kemp

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