Cooking Up Compost – Workshop

When: Sunday 22nd April, 9 – 10:30am
Where: Lakeside Drive Community Garden

In lead up to our Waste Wise Stall and Compost Collection for Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival in May, we are offering a bonus workshop this month.

Join us to learn all about the beauty and usefulness of compost. How you can recycle your kitchen scraps and garden waste to create a nutrient rich material that will build your soil and feed your plants.

Emily Hinds, a VET Lecturer in Horticulture will cover the basics of setting up, managing and maintaining a successful compost.

Topics will include:

  • choosing the right compost set-up for your household size and situation
  • what materials you can and can’t compost
  • building up your compost layers
  • the role of water, oxygen and temperature in creating ideal composting conditions
  • how to activate your compost and increase the nutrient value
  • trouble shooting, what to do if your compost goes wrong.

Emily will combine theory with a hands-on, practical activity of building a new compost heap at the garden.

Lakeside Drive Community Garden Members – free (become a member $15 waged / $10)
Seabreeze Festival Waste Wise Volunteers – free (register to volunteer at the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival)
General members of the public $10 (payment collected on the day)

RSVP your place now via the Event Brite link.

Please wear a hat and flat, enclosed shoes. Bring drinking water and sunscreen.

We also invite participants to bring along a bucket of organic materials to help build the compost pile.

Hope to see you there!


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