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Anyone Can Garden, Anywhere

If you really want to garden, you can garden. All it takes is a little creativity.

One East Vancouver resident converted a parking space into a garden on the rental property she shares. In my condo the rooftop deck is surrounded by tomato plants bent double with fruit.

One of my all-time favourite micro gardens is this resident’s creative solution to urban farming:

  • One used canoe – check
  • Southern exposure – check
  • One narrow concrete slab  in the alley – check

Presto, a beautiful garden.

Do you have a creative urban gardening solution? Share your pictures via email to liz [at] localdelicious.com.

Square Food Gardening Works

Erin Chase Square Foot GardenIf you think you need a big yard or a box with soil that’s at least 2′ deep to grow a garden, think again.

That’s what I thought until I read Erin Chase at $5 Dinners blog about her square foot garden. I am amazed at both the volume of plants and the heights to which they reach in her 4′ x 4′ x 6″ plots. Yes, that’s only 6 inches deep!

Check out her latest Square Foot Garden Update which covers the costs of putting her garden together (note: it’s in US dollars).

I think this means pretty much anyone can have a garden if they want one!