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Productive Edible Gardening for Renters

March 14, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

Stuck renting but still want to increase the amount of food you produce? Come along to our upcoming workshop to be inspired to get more self-sufficient. Learn what to grow in your rental property and how to get it thriving!

Duncan Cocking from Leaf, Root & Fruit and Morgan Koegal from 3000acres are teaming up to offer this one-off workshop on edible gardening for renters.

Set in the Leaf, Root & Fruit Classroom in Burwood, we will cover:
• Practicalities of productive gardening as a renter (ie agreement with landlord)
• Ideas for renters to expand your growing space
• Inspiration from some of Melbourne’s best rental gardens
• Prioritising crops as a renter (and focusing on key skill building)
• Site analysis and layout
• How to turn a lawn into a productive veggie patch (and then return it back to lawn again)
• Successful container gardening
• Using pallets to construct garden beds
• Growing fruit trees and berries
• Stock animals in rentals properties (chooks, quails, bees)
• Relocation of gardens and plants when the tenancy ends

The class will involve a combination of theory in a classroom setting, demonstrations and practical activities including:
• Analyzing an outdoor space
• Deconstruction of a pallet to reclaim the timber
• Planting an Edible Forest Garden in a pot

By the end of the class you will have the skills and confidence to:
• Negotiate with your landlord
• Plan your productive spaces
• Grow more of your own food in your rental property
• Get your bond back at the termination of your rental agreement

What to Bring:
• Enthusiasm for learning
• Notepad and Pen
• Your own lunch
• Water bottle
• Closed toed, practical shoes
• Clothes appropriate to the weather on the day. (Our warehouse can be very hot in summer and very cold in winter!)

Places in this workshop are strictly limited to 25 individuals.

Early bird pricing ends 31st Jan 2020

To purchase tickets:


March 14, 2020
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
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Leaf, Root & Fruit
11 Millicent St
Burwood, 3125
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