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Home Composting for Beginners

When:

Sat 14 Apr 2018, 10:00am–12:00pm
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 10:00am–12:00pm
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 1:00pm–3:00pm

Where: Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road., Hastings, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Registration Types:

  • General Admission: Free
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Registration on Eventfinda essential. No door sales.

Having trouble with your compost? Smelly and slimy? Still, in the state, it started? Lumpy and lifeless? Perhaps you don’t have enough compost? Or you don’t have enough space to turn your waste into beautiful, rich, soil-enhancing compost. Every garden deserves a fully functioning compost system. If you’re currently buying compost for your garden, you’ll save the cost of this course just by making your next batch of compost well. And if you’re taking garden waste to the tip you’ll save on those costs too.

I’ve made compost successfully every couple of weeks for the last seven years using all sorts of systems and ingredients. There’s definitely an art and a science to making compost quickly and easily. Come and learn how! Help make a compost heap, learn why compost is important, see compost at different stages of its life, choose a system that will work for you. Find out what to leave out and why. Plus do you need a wormery or bokashi bucket instead of or in addition to your compost system? When is it better to buy in compost and what are the best alternatives locally?

Learn how to do several composting techniques to capture nutrient from organic waste to return it as fertiliser for your garden.

This workshop covers:

- Why compost?
- Siting your compost
- What to compost and what to expect from your compost
- Pest control (animal and plants)
- Hot composting
- Cold composting
- Compost tea (seaweed, manure, nutrient crops)

Practical compost workshop – includes comprehensive notes to take away.

Please consider carefully whether you’re committed to attending before you register - we’d love to see you so mark it in your diary. These workshops are free of charge due to sponsorship from Hastings City Council so if you register to come but don’t show up then you take the place of someone else who could have enjoyed the experience.

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