Friday, 19 September 2008


We spent the morning at Z's school with all the other parents for a working bee. The kids were excited it was the last day of term and that their parents were in their grounds.

We worked that ground. We dug, we found rocks at one end and lined them up in a row at the other. We mulched and composted and planted and swept and raked and pruned. Then we sat around with the kids and had a BBQ lunch. It was a day of considerate reclamation.

And so too in Melbourne, as in many other other cities around the globe that celebrated International Park(ing) Day, where people took to the streets to reclaim public space as public space.

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