THE LEMON TREE PROJECT
THE LEMON TREE PROJECT IS ABOUT:
CREATING BEAUTIFUL SPACES IN EVERY STREET WHERE NEIGHBOURS CAN CONGREGATE & SHARE.
Lets face it, we don’t all have room for a lemon tree in our backyards and why should we need to when we have so much public space available right across our municipalities.
TLTP IS CENTERED AROUND A COMMUNAL LEMON TREE, HERB GARDEN & A PARK BENCH.
Lemon trees are versatile, abundant and lemons are almost infinitely useful.
One lemon tree can provide enough fruit to serve a street full of people so why not share a tree with your neighbours? I mean how many people who have a lemon tree use all of the lemons themselves? Not many!
WE GET PEOPLE GARDENING AND CREATING IMPORTANT COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS.
Of course, it doesn’t have to end with lemon trees. TLTP sites are flexible. What makes them successful is when the community has what they genuinely need – the things they use on a regular basis: lemons, limes, hardy perennial herbs like rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage and so on.
Alas, fruits and herbs on their own aren’t that exciting. What about the pollinators and beneficial bugs? They have needs too! We find that the sites which are most successful are those where the productive plants have been used in combination with hardy ornamentals and indigenous plants that give the sites structure. We definitely encourage you to use indigenous plants for both their aesthetic appeal and to provide habitat for the birds, lizards and insects that will keep your site healthy.
COME JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
GET OUT THERE & CREATE AN AMAZING SPACE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS.
We run workshops for Councils and commuity organisations who are keen to kickstart TLTP sites in their suburbs. Our workshops bring together key stakeholders and are designed to get you project ready by the end of the session.
Here you’ll find a stack of handy resources to help you get started from the soil up. Don’t know how to feed or maintain your TLTP site? No problem, we’ve got all sorts of tips to get you growing like a pro.
Got a glut of lemons? We’ve got your back! We’ve been cooking up some delicious solutions to cure you of your lemon inundation. We’ve also got plenty of useful tips on how to use the herbs from your plot.