If you’re a keen gardener, or just want to do the right thing for our environment, a Scraps to Soil workshop will help you to get started with composting and worm farming at home.
MidCoast Council runs the workshops in conjunction with MidWaste and based on the positive response from attendees in recent years, MidCoast residents have embraced the concept with green thumbs and open arms.
Not only a means of creating nutrient-rich soil for the garden, composting alleviates the need for chemical fertilisers, reducing our impact on the environment. If that’s not enough, it helps with water retention, saving valuable water, and reduces the amount of waste going to landfill.
Save money and resources by attending one of four workshops, which cover the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintenance of a compost bin or worm farm, ingredients and trouble-shooting. You’ll walk away with the knowledge, enthusiasm and equipment - either a compost bin and aerator or a worm farm and worms - to create your own fantastic compost at home.
“We’ve had a terrific response to these workshops from people of all ages,” explains Wendy Grant, project officer for MidWaste.
“Composting is a great way to not only put your kitchen scraps to good use, but you end up with an on-going supply of your own home-made fertiliser”.
Attendees leave the workshop with either a worm form and worms, or a compost bin and aerator.
The Scraps to Soil workshops will be held in the MidCoast region at:
- Tuncurry, Sat 24 March, 1pm to 3pm
- Gloucester, Sat 7 April, 1pm to 3pm
- Cundletown, Sat 21 April, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
- Taree, Sat 12 May, 1pm to 3pm
- Wingham, Sat 19 May, 1pm to 3pm
A registration fee of $20 per participant applies. To reserve your place visit www.midwaste.org.au/composting and select the location that suits you. This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded by the waste levy.