Apartment Gardening 101
One of the great things about living in Mar Vista is how environmentally conscious the neighborhood and its residents are.
The Green Garden Showcase is a perfect example of that. It serves as an example of how we can all live a bit more sustainably.
Not all of us have that kind of land and space though. There are many apartment dwellers that reside in Mar Vista. So what can they do to participate?
Mike Lieberman of Urban Organics will be our presenter at the Green Tent this Sunday. He can show you how to maximize the little space that you have to grow your own food. Mike is the publisher of UrbanOrganicGardener.com where he shows people with little to no land how to start growing their own food so they can avoid toxic pesticides, eat healthier and not feel limited by their lack of experience and space.
Apartment Gardening Basics
Here are three quick articles that Mike has written to help you get started:
I’ve been making and using these containers since I started. The design has evolved and the results have gotten better. They are easy to make, cost less than $5 and most importantly are effective.
There’s no need to invest lots of money to create your apartment garden. Lots of local resources are available that are either free or have little cost to them.
The information acquired when gardening used to be passed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately most of that information has been lost. Here are some things that I learned last year that I’d like to pass along to you.
And there are plenty more to come, so be sure to stop by the Green Tent at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market to say hello, get some apartment gardening tips and enter to win some great prizes.
Connect with Mike at UrbanOrganicgardener.com, Twitter or Facebook.