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Resilience for Renters: Grow Your Own Food

Sunday | October 07, 2018 | 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Resilience for Renters: Grow Your Own Food

WHAT: Growing your own food is a key resilience strategy lowers your grocery bills, makes healthier eating easy and fun, and helps combat climate change! No yard? No extra money? No problem! In this hands-on workshop at our lush outdoor classroom, you will learn many ways to grow food as a renter. Instructor Lori Caldwell, a long-time renter herself, will demonstrate creative solutions and cover topics such as:

  • Container gardening, indoors and outside
  • Vertical gardening (hanging pots and peats, pallets and trellises)
  • From concrete to food: creating temporary raised beds (wattle, hugel, strawbale)
  • Plant selection, crop rotation, and maintaining soil fertility
  • Landlord incentives for lawn conversion
  • Free resources (seed libraries, cuttings, crop swaps, compost giveaways)
  • Other creative strategies (yardshare, funky containers, etc.)

WHO: Instructor Lori Caldwell – a renter herself! – is an avid edible gardener, Master Composter, and Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional. She has been teaching sustainable gardening classes all over the Bay Area since 2007.

(This workshop is part of the “Resilience for Renters” series the Ecology Center is developing for the thousands of renters in the East Bay.)

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Cost: $5 – $10
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