Friday, June 22, 2012

The Block

Not the Block of TV fame, but the Block at 482 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne. This is where to look for stories of transformation. Through the collaborative work of the 24 tenants, community organisatons and Council, the outdoor space has been made over. A community garden has been created - each blue stone brought to the site and laid with care and precision - and planted with a range of edible and flowering plants. Furniture abandoned on nature strips has been restored for the gathering place. A barbeque to acknowledge and thank everyone and celebrate the achievements so far  was held today. Much more needs to be done to bring the accommodation itself up to a decent condition - its is terribly hot in summer and freezing in winter. But for today, everyone's spirits were lifted.

No comments: