Low-input gardening methods reduce the amount of water, fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide needed to grow and maintain plants. People who use these techniques spend less time, money and effort producing healthy, abundant harvests while supporting native habitat and our pollinators.
Low-input gardening helps close the loop on resource use. Food scraps from the kitchen can be used to make compost that feeds the plants. Yard waste can be added to the compost or used as mulch to conserve water and protect the soil, improving plant health and vigor.
Anyone can use these methods, even for patio and container gardening. See the presentation slides from the joint Low Input Gardening workshop for residents of the Cities of Hollywood and Hallandale Beach,held on December 15, 2019, to learn more.