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Sustainable Gardening For Renters

Saturday | April 10, 2021 | 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Online Event

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

Lori Caldwell, a frequent Ecology Center Classroom instructor, is owner/operator of CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education. She is an avid gardener and her mission is “to connect people to the soil and all that it provides”.  A Master Composter and Bay-Friendly Qualified landscape professional, she has been teaching sustainable gardening classes all over the Bay Area since 2007.

Become an Ecology Center member and you will receive a discount on registration and enjoy continued membership benefits including store and event discounts!

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Cost: $10 – $15
Event Phone: 9254219574
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