Sustainable Gardening for Renters

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm


Online Event CA

Are you a renter who wants to grow a garden? No yard? No extra money? No problem!  Most renters, especially if they’re not planning a stay, prefer not to spend too much time or money fixing up someone else’s property.

But the benefits of home gardening, including lowering your grocery bills, making healthier eating easier and combatting climate change and the mind benefits of planting should not be an obstacle to renters. In this hands-on workshop, Lori “Compost Gal” Caldwell, a long-time renter herself, will help you navigate small spaces and the ways to grow food as a renter. She will demonstrate creative solutions and cover topics such as:

  • Container gardening indoors and outside
  • Vertical Gardening (hanging pots and peats, pallets & trellises
  • From concrete to food: creating temporary raised beds
  • Plant selection, crop rotation and maintaining fertility
  • Working with your landlord and landlord incentives for lawn conversion
  • Free/low cost resources
  • Reuse options
  • Taking your garden with you