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It's Business Time for Adopt-a-Verge
Dec 19, 2007
Author: Jenness Reeve, Waiheke Weedbusters

Waiheke businesses are taking up the Weedbusters challenge, by adopting areas of roadside where weeds have taken over, and transforming them into weedfree spaces.

While Auckland City Council maintains a strip closest to the roadside, neighbouring residents tend to take care of their verges outside their homes. Waiheke’s ‘adopt a verge’ initiative gives businesses the opportunity to provide TLC to otherwise ‘ownerless’ areas, and be involved in a worthwhile community project.

The first verges were adopted in May this year. Already there is a marked difference at the sites being looked after by I-Mech Machinery Ltd, Scapes, Quality Waiheke, and Angelwood Landscaping. Waiheke Forest and Bird have also adopted an area.