Urban Permaculture Green

Project Type:
Open Space
Space Needed:
Crown Land
Project Date:
No Date
Railway Place East Railway land strip
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All your outdoor needs just outside your door, escape the concrete.


Imagine the railway green space filled with shady fruit/nut trees, spaces to gather, playgrounds as art installations, dog spaces, community greenery.

  1. Greenthumb 2 years ago

    I think the commercial strips certainly need more green spaces. Many of the trees on Thornbury High Street are dead and the garden pots are used for rubbish.
    We should have a much more green environment. This also goes for the areas around the train tracks, which are scattered with litter. There should be more bins and a great range of greenery – natives, herbs etc. This should ALSO go for rooftops – a great way to reduce carbon released into the atmosphere is to capture it!

    • Tony 2 years ago

      I’m imrpessed you should think of something like that

  2. Open 2 years ago

    that your labor (planting, maintaining, chop and drioppng) decrease 90% over a ten year period. That is still smart design. Big machinery is not always the answer to stopping early succession, especially if you want to be selective about which plants you want to let grow. Many of those early succession plants are pulling up valuable nutrients and preventing erosion and can be left instead of (again) spending money on millions of seeds to do the same job (a la Sepp).Another thing AJ seems to want to knock, and I find this true with a lot of permaculture folks, is the use of expensive nutrients. While it is true that an abundant harvest can be reaped without their use, the food is not necessarily nutritionally dense. If these nutrients are not in the soil, the plants are not going to bring them to the surface, the edibles are not going to be packed with them and they will not find their way into our bodies. Then we go buy expensive supplements to ingest! Remineralizing the soil, if affordable, is a great way to increase the nutritional value of our food. These rarely add up to too much money, especially since their application rates decrease over time. Closed loop systems sound great in theory, but in practice are hard. The nutrients have to be there to begin with. All waste has to stay on the farm. That means no selling, or giving away vegetables and all humanure is collected and stays on farm. You still have nutrient loss because we are absorbing many of those minerals for healthy functioning.Lastly, I like the idea of growing where you can, proving yourself and trying to gain access to more land based on your performance, but there is no guarantee. I think AJ is oversimplifying. Taking over agricultural land, even if it is free, would cost a lot in resources (especially if it was used for conventional growing) and those are not as easily obtained as AJ makes it seem. Maybe I am wrong? I would love to see examples (more then one) of this model being a success, otherwise it is just theory.

  3. Louisa 1 year ago

    The spaces adjacent to the train lines , especially near Thornbury Station need urgent work. Car parks are mud pits in winter and dumping grounds all year round. The creation of green spaces and proper car parking is long overdue.

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