Workshop Description

Using compost, worms, bokashi or chooks to turn kitchen and garden waste into black gold for your garden.

Kitchen and garden waste are a large portion of what many households throw into the home garbage bins. This workshop will teach you how to take these  simple and free raw materials and turn them in to beautiful “black gold” to feed the garden and help the environment

Workshop Duration

  • Up to 2 hours including Q&A time

What Participants Will Learn

  • Why compost?
  • Benefits and tips for different organics recycling systems
  • Getting the recipe and solving common problems
  • Different ways of using Black Gold in your garden

Topics Covered

  • What is compost and how it is made
  • The environmental benefits of composting
  • The role of the Carbon : Nitrogen ratio
  • The basic compost recipe
  • Hot vs. Cold Composting
  • Worm Farming
  • Bokashi
  • Backyard Chooks
  • Common problems and remedies
  • Applying compost for maximum return — compost, worm farms, compost teas and worm teas

What is Provided by SGA

  • Presenter who will bring the presentation on a USB stick on the day
  • Class notes will be emailed for printing and handing out at the class

What is Provided by You

  • A suitable venue and set up for the class
  • Laptop / projector and screen for the presentation
  • Copies  handouts for the class
  • Catering if desired

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