Hot Composting (February)
Build and care for a hot compost heap
|2018 Course Dates (click green link to book)|
|24 Feb||Hot composting (click here to book)||Sat 10am - 12.30pm|
A free hands-on practical course on how to build and look after a hot-compost heap. Over 2.5 hours you will help build a hot-compost heap that will increase garden fertility using low or no cost waste materials.
Tutor Judy Keats shares a wealth of experience on composting, no-dig gardening and propagation. Judy is a Community Facilitator for Compost Collective, Auckland’s hub for getting us all composting. All participating households will receive a $40 discount voucher to use when buying composting products from Compost Collective.
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 pathogens and weed seeds.
What you will learn:
- Types of heap structure
- Problems & Monitoring
- Other Composting systems
- How to use the end product
Venue – The courses take place at our teaching gardens at the Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale, North Shore.
What to bring – Tools, gloves and materials provided. Wear the appropriate footwear and clothing for compost making…as you will get dirty. Please wear a hat and bring a water bottle. Unless the weather is appalling the course will go ahead.
This course is supported by Auckland Council via
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- (09) 482 1172