Bermaculture – Problem or solution?

Dee Pigneguy a well known environmentalist has ruffled feathers in her neighbourhood by planting a garden on the council berm adjacent to her property. Her berm garden appears to be based on permaculture principles. A neighbour has complained to Auckland Council and now a situation is developing between Dee and Auckland Transport who have sent Dee a two page document outlining the rules of what is allowed as a berm planting.

NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll has started a petition to allow fruit and vege gardens on Auckland’s berms.

A search of Auckland Transport website reveals the following Proposed planting guidelines.

Hopefully common sense will prevail to find a compromise solution.

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