There once a punch in a lane
Of lemons, mint and sugarcane
Tart to the lips
Without any pips
Fragrant, sour and not too plain
The Community Punch + Limerick Slam was a collaborative project between Jen Rae and long-term North Melbourne resident/storyteller Lorna Hannan for the Arts House’s annual Summertime Party. With the help of local fruit growers and volunteer collectors, fruit, honey and herbs were harvested to produce twelve tasty community punch blends. The project aimed to begin mapping local North Melbourne fruit trees, the stories about the growers, and to share the fruits of labour from the pickers. Whilst sipping on a special blend like The Purcell Pucker-Up or The Adeline Sour, local residents wrote springtime limericks on bunting, which Lorna recited to audiences.