Learn how to start, amend and apply compost in your very own home and garden.
Composting is a closed-looped ecosystem generated by our daily waste by mimicking nature in her way of reducing and reusing resources. Compost is one of the most green ways of improving the quality of the soil as it avoids wastage by transforming waste from the garden and the kitchen into nutrient-rich humus. When compost is added to the soil, it provides and holds essential nutrients for plant growth, improves soil structure, helps retain water and improve soil aeration, and it attracts beneficial micro-organisms to the soil. This closed-loop cycle provides the plants an abundant and diverse supply of the nutrients they need to grow, thrive and to provide an abundant yield without depleting the soil health.
In this session you will learn
45mins | INDOOR THEORY
- Working with Nature
- Understanding Soil
- What is Composting
- What to Compost & What Not to Compost
45mins | OUTDOOR PRACTICAL
- How to compost – Hands-on
- How to amend composting when it smells
By the end of this workshop:
- You will learn the basics of composting.
- Apply knowledge to start, amend and apply compost in your garden by working with nature.
- Confidence to put wastes to good use by composting them in your compost bin on your own.
About your teacher
Debbie is a permaculture consultant and designer (Permaculture Research Institute of Australia), designing regenerative and self-sustaining edible gardens, nature playgrounds and therapy gardens based on permaculture principles, and teaches those who are keen in working with nature to grow their own food, play in nature and heal with nature. Apart from growing good food at home for her family, she is focused in doing work that matters for people who care about changing the way we grow and consume our food in urban cities, that is healthy, supportive and beneficial to communities and the ecology.
How to enrol
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