Grow your apartment communities with sustainable gardening
A Community Garden Amenity
You Can Win the Amenity War
Forget location, location, location. For apartment managers like you, there’s a new battle cry: amenities, amenities, amenities. New residents demand them—and you feel the pressure to deliver them. And if you can’t—you’ll feel the pressure of filling vacant units. Alfrea has a solution. Let us help you reduce vacancies and retain renters with the amenity residents prefer—a community garden.
Residents Want Locally Grown Food
The demand to grow local, sustainable foods has led to a 200% increase in community gardens since 2008. One in three homeowners with access to a yard or land grows a portion of their own food. And apartment residents want the same opportunity.
Why not attract new residents to your community, while supporting a sustainable food economy, by offering a place to grow healthy, organic vegetables and herbs?
Residents Want Community
A community garden becomes a natural “third place” as residents maintain their plot, talk about gardening tips, and celebrate their success. Sharing food from the excess in the garden builds a network of like-minded people. “I wouldn’t have a community here if it weren’t for the gardens,” says Fay Coxen, “gardener-in-residence” at Signature Apartments.
You Want Residents
“I think a community garden is a no-brainer because it’s such a point of attraction for the people coming to live here,” says Zaro Bates, “farmer-in-resident” at Urby Staten Island Apartments. “We’ve had 20 or 30 people tell us they moved here because of the farm and that is awesome feedback.”
A Community Garden Amenity:
Community Garden Amenities Are Good for Business
We’ll build it.
We’ll market it.
We’ll maintain it.
We’ll educate your residents so they are successful.
We Are Your Solution
Alfrea offers a turnkey, cost-effective, powerful solution for a community garden amenity package. Whether your community has land onsite to designate for a garden, or you need us to scout for nearby land, Alfrea helps make it possible. We’ll handle the research, space planning, land assessment, implementation oversight, marketing, training, and ongoing support.
We’ll Do the Work
With Alfrea, you’ll have the benefits of a community garden without the extra work. We can:
- Design and build your garden
- Maintain the garden
- Market the garden, workshops and events to residents
- Facilitate gardening workshops
- Organize an on-site mobile farmers market
- Provide on-call assistance to answer residents’ questions
This online market provides a distinct advantage for apartment managers like you. Through a unique landing page, you’ll have full access to our online portal so you can track metrics on resident usage, sales, and purchases.
We’ll Give You (Measurable) Results
Alfrea’s mission is to make local, sustainably grown food available to more people. We do this through an online (virtual) farmers market where local “growers,” just like your residents, share, sell, donate, and exchange the food they grow.
Start Reaping the Benefits of a Community Garden Amenity
Contact us today at to get started: 866-343-4662 or email@example.com
Are you a renter looking for a community garden amenity? Tell your apartment manager or property management company about Alfrea!