- October 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A hands-on practical course on how to build and look after a hot-compost heap. Over 3 hours you will help build a hot-compost heap that will increase garden fertility using low or no cost waste materials.
Hot-composting aims to decompose your garden and food scraps with minimal loss of nutrients whilst stimulating beneficial micro-organisms. When done right a hot-compost heap naturally builds up temperatures of around 60-70 degrees to kill off parthogens and weed seeds.
What will you learn:
- Types of heap structure
- Problems & Monitoring
- Other Composting systems
- How to use the end product
You will receive a discount voucher toward purchase of a composting system.
What to wear: Please wear clothes suitable for gardening and closed-toe shoes (eg. sneakers or gumboots), you may wish to bring your own gloves. We will provide all tools and will have gloves and gumboots you can use.
Location: The course will be held at our Environment Centre in Birkdale.
Proudly supported by Auckland Council & Compost Collective.
Entrance between 58 & 60 Eskdale Road, down a long driveway, Birkdale, Auckland, 0626