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
  • Ingredients
  • Placement
  • Turning
  • Problems & Monitoring
  • Other Composting systems
  • How to use the end product

Cost: Free

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.

Proudly supported by Auckland Council & Compost Collective.

  • October 29, 2016
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm


12 Hukanui Cresc, Herne Bay, Auckland, 1011, New Zealand


Organic Community Garden in Herne Bay


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