A 3hr masterclass on the magic of turning your organic waste into the best soil to grow your own organic food. Sarah Anderson, owner of Pope’s Produce farm at Woonona, will guide you through the pros and cons of three common types of composting systems; aerobic composting, worm farming and bokashi. She will demystify home organics, giving you and your household the skills to close the loop on food waste! Kids over 13 welcome to book with an accompanying (ticket-holding) adult.
If you’d like to see your plants flourishing in your very own, home-made compost, then this workshop is for you! Compost is often called ‘black gold’ for its ability to replenish nutrients in the garden, retain precious moisture, prevent erosion, loosen clay and compacted soil to improve drainage and suppress unwanted weeds. The 3-hour workshop will begin with the assurance that closing the loop with your organic waste can be small scale and low effort. You don’t even have to own a backyard to become a compost pioneer!
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to select the appropriate type of composting system for your needs, understand the basics of how and why this system works and apply the finished results to your plants. Sarah will explain what she has learned from running her small scale market garden, Pope’s Produce for the past 4 years. You will then;
Learn the ins and outs of worm farming (let worms do the work!)
Discuss options for lowering food waste in the kitchen
Learn all about compost tumblers & in ground systems
Practice making a cardboard box boskashi
Meet other aspiring home composters and form a supportive community
If there’s time, explore the Green Connect Farm site to see how composting works on a large scale