Register for our new workshop and learn how to turn food scraps into fertile soil!

Have you been meaning to get around to setting up a compost bin? Do you feel bad every time you throw food scraps in the bin? Have you given it a go but your compost pile is more a sludgy mess than beautiful garden soil? Come along to learn all about the basics of composting across three methods: a classic black bin, worm farm, and Bokashi.

This two hour workshop is for complete compost beginners to those with some experience who are wanting to troubleshoot.

It will include discussion on the “why” of composting, how to get started and maintain a successful compost at home, common problems and how to tackle them, and a demonstration of setting up a compost pile.

Workshop dates are:
January 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13
10am – 12pm.

The workshop fee is $65 plus booking fees and included in the price is:

  • Workshop with one of our Education Officers
  • Tour of our compost area
  • Entrance to the Farm
  • Take home seedling pot and seed

Make a day of it and allow time to explore and meet the animals after the workshop!

What to bring:

  • Notepad and pen
  • Gardening gloves
  • Come dressed for rain, hail or shine: The Farm is an outdoor venue; you MUST come prepared for any weather, including waterproof clothing, a hat and SunSmart clothing.
  • Wear sensible clothes: It’s a very good idea to wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Closed toe shoes: Collingwood Children’s Farm is a working Farm; you MUST wear closed toed shoes. The Farm can get muddy when it rains so gumboots are a very good idea.