Walk: Inner North

Over the past few months this blog has turned into a living document of all the exciting food related activities that are happening around Australia but with a particularly bias towards Melbourne. Is it because the civic food movement is more apparent in the sourthern capital? is it not happening in other areas? I’ve got no idea, but I’m going to keep documenting what I come across, helping you connect and be involved. I’ll keep the revolution ticking over.

I was lucky enough to have a morning off last weekend so I went for a walk through one of my favourite inner northern suburbs of Melbourne. A classic working class suburb which has undergone mass gentrification to now become one of the most expensive places to live in. Interestingly there are a few parcels of land that haven’t been claimed for over priced accommodation and boutique wine bars.



Around this particular parcel of land there is a large barb wire fence. Woven into this are strong provocative works like ‘community’, ‘share’, ‘library’ etc. As I walked passed I thought how nice it would be if this space was taken over to grow some grass roots goodness here. I imagined a group of locals coming out here and putting up these weavings to suggest what could be. Then I took a closer look.


Perhaps the sustainability scene is just about appearances ..


At the heart of this suburb is a beautiful park. I smiled to myself as I noticed a tree near the skate board park covered in shoes dangling off it. You can’t see from the photos but all of the shoes hanging off this tree are barely worn, designer skate shoes. It made me laugh out loud.



And finally on the other side of the park .. some signage …


what’s worse, the garbage that we leave or the garbage that we bring?



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About Juliette

When Juliette was little, she came home from school and asked her mum in her little teary voice why the other kids at school didn’t like her. Her mum reassured her and said 'Don't worry Juliette, you're just different. That's all.' Since then, aware of her obvious difference to everyone else, Juliette is spending her time doing exactly what people wish to be doing – exactly what she wants. This blog is a celebration of taking a deep breath and just doing it. Currently Juliette can be found sipping tea and gardening somewhere in Central Victoria, Australia with her beloved and their excitable boys. She is also completing her PhD in Civic Agriculture and teaches at RMIT in Sustainable Consumption and Design Activism.

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