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.