When is a box not just a box..?

Sometimes you come across the most unlikely examples of human kindness and ingenuity, that it rekindles your hope for the long term prospects of all of us.

I am currently spending some time in the small, South Auckland town of Papakura. I lived here, many years ago, and am experiencing a weird sense of familiarity alongside change. I kind of belong here, but then again, I really don’t. Mind you, thanks to a transitory childhood/ early adulthood, that seems to be the story of my life!

Papakura has put into place a fabulously cool idea of communal gardens, in boxes, where its people are invited to pick from a selection of fresh herbs and vegetables. You can find the boxes dotted all around the town.

They call them ‘Urban Edibles.’

I call the people who have made this amazing idea into a reality ‘Urban Legends’!