The area between Anstey and Moreland Railway Stations is a little slim picking, but with creative planting and persistence, this stretch of land could be a wonder for all users of the Upfield shared path. The magic has already started to happen.
The Commons residents have a strong team of volunteers keeping the station well loved, fed and thriving. There is a great little stretch of planting happening along the eastern side of the train line, and there is a piece of wild wonderland on the west.
Tom Civil has done some lovely work on a wall in this very stark spot in the bike path. We have a gym pumping out music....there's a life drawing studio, a lovely grove of box trees, an asylum seeker centre and lots of interesting graf, heaps of cool trams for kiddies to look at and the council used to run a compost site on the west side of the train tracks...but this place has lots of car parks...a very barren feeling and needs some love and care...and beautiful green spaces.
Sunday 23 July, 2017
A small and happy contingent of workers picked up rubbish, weeded, mulched, pruned and watered along the western side of Anstey railway station today. Maryanne, who is co-coordinator for Anstey, provided some workers signs, wheelbarrow, gardening tools, high-vis and milk and pomegranate juice, while Lenka (another volunteer) provided the muffins, biscuits and tea!