Scraps to Soil Home Composting & Worm farming workshops

 

Scraps to Soil is a new home composting & worm farming workshop program that teaches you how to compost in your own home and turn your kitchen and garden scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil!

The workshops will cover the basics of getting started with composting and worm farming at home and teach you how to create rich compost to make your garden grow! You will learn about the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintaining your new compost bin or worm farm, ingredients and how to use compost products as well as trouble-shooting so you are ready to create your own fantastic compost at home.

Your $20 registration fee includes workshop attendance and you can choose either 1 of the 2 options below so you can get started at home:

Option 1

Option 2

220L Compost Bin

220L Compost Bin

Compost Aerator

Compost Aerator

OR

Worm Factory

Worm Factory

Worm Blanket

Worm Blanket

Worms

Worms

Current Scraps to Soil workshops dates and locations (Please register for the location that suits you)

*Please select EITHER a Compost Bin & Aerator OR a Worm Farm & Worms when you register for the workshop. If you register a week before the workshop your equipment will be available on the day; if you register less than a week before there may be a delay.

All products are provided by Tumbleweed and are made from 100% recycled material.

Tuncurry
Saturday 13th August, 1-3pm, Tip Road, Tuncurry. Book Now Button

Wingham
Saturday 23rd July, 1-3pm, 4 Farquhar St, Wingham. Book Now Button

Taree
Saturday 9th July, 1-3pm, Taree Community Garden, 4/80 Wynter Street, Taree. Book Now Button

Gloucester
Saturday 18th June 1-3pm, The Tucker Patch, 62 Cemetery Road, Gloucester Book Now Button

Port Macquarie
Saturday 10th September, 11am – 1pm, The Lost Plot Community Garden, Central Road, Port MacquarieBook Now Button

NOTE: The tutorials and information for the Scraps to Soil workshop are at the compost revolution site. Just click on ‘do the tutorial’ to learn how to compost & worm farm  If you can’t make it to the workshops you can also access the information for your own use.

Why compost?

Each year in NSW we produce approximately 400 kilograms of waste per person and two-thirds of this is organic (food scraps, plants and other matter). Food scraps and other organic matter dumped in landfill create methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas. Wasted food also wastes the energy, water, resources, transport and money to produce and transport the food.

What you can do:

  • Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website to get some great tips on reducing food waste in your home
  • Composting and/or worm farming at home
    • Enabling you to create a valuable fertiliser resource (and can help us successfully grow our own food) out of something we would otherwise throw away
  • Put compostable scraps in your green bin in the following council areas:
    • Coffs Harbour
    • Bellingen
    • Nambucca
    • Kempsey
    • Port Macquarie