My husband and I have spent the last 10 years slowly developing a sustainable permaculture garden at home and on our verge for neighbours to share. In 2014, We were invited to open the garden for the last year of the fabulous ABC Open Gardens Australia event. in 2018, the garden was awarded first prize in the Edible Garden category of the Lane Cove Council Garden competition. The garden is low maintenance, contains an aquaponic system that supplies us with trout and silver perch to eat, a banana circle, various fruit and citrus trees, all our herb and leafy green requirements as well as fresh eggs from the chooks. The verge garden is planted with primarily perennial edibles and herbs for the local community to share, interspersed with local natives and grasses.