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 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 troubleshooting, so you are ready to create your fantastic compost at home.

Your $20 registration fee includes workshop attendance, and you can choose either one of the two 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 site 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.

NOTE: Fees are non-refundable

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

Tuncurry
Saturday 3rd June 2017, 1-3pm, Tip Road, Tuncurry. Book Now Button
Saturday 14th October 2017, 1-3pm, Tip Road, Tuncurry [BOOKINGS TAKEN AFTER 5th June]

Wingham
Saturday 21st October 2017, 1-3pm, 4 Farquhar St, Wingham. Book Now Button

Taree
Saturday 4th November 2017, 1-3pm, Taree Community Garden, 4/80 Wynter Street, Taree. Book Now Button

Gloucester
Saturday [DATE TBC], 1-3pm, The Tucker Patch, 62 Cemetery Road, Gloucester Book Now Button

Port Macquarie
TBC Port Macquarie

A handy Scraps to Soil composting and worm farming guide for you can be found here

Why compost?

Each year in NSW we produce approximately 400 kilogrammes 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 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