Composting Workshops

With Alysha Punnett from Victoria's Compost Education Centre.

Soil: Really Important Tiny Lives explores the importance of a thriving soil ecosystem in the context of our gardens as well as from the broader global perspective. Everything that microorganisms in the soil do for us will be revealed as well as how to steward the soil so they survive. While this workshop is primarily theory-based, it is essential knowledge for anyone who is interested in growing food, mitigating climate change and working to conserve this key resource.

Composting Basics is an informative session on what a backyard food grower needs to know to ensure your composting system is working, or gain tools to begin composting: to create a nutrient dense organic amendment for your garden, and limit energetic burdens on the waste stream.

Advanced Composting aims to broaden the scope of participants’ knowledge of composting methods. Topics covered include dynamic accumulators and hot composting, compost tea, in-situ composting methods and humanure. This workshop includes a live demo of a DIY compost tea brewer that we use at the Centre.

9:00 Soil: Really Important Tiny Lives
10:45 Composting Basics
1:15 Advanced Composting

Saturday November 25. South Hall, Bring lunch.
$12 each or $30 for all 3
Pre-registration a must via galianofoodprograms@gmail.com

Project: