What better way to turn waste into a resource than by working with nature in our own backyard. Organics make up more than 50% of our waste on the Sunshine Coast and this workshop will show you just how easy it is to recycle with composting, worm farming and everything in between.
Sandie Johnston is the Sunshine Coast Council’s Waste 2 Resource Education Coordinator and she will give troubleshooting tips and advice on creating an efficient, hassle free system to recycle your organic waste. This workshop is great for all types of keen gardeners, so whether you’re new to the composting game or maybe struggling with your system come along and get the answers. To book click here
Do you want true health? Do you want to learn about how to grow organic food bursting with vitality and life? Do you want to save money? then this talk is for you. Leonie Shanahan, passionate speaker about organic/permaculture gardens and health, will navigate you through processes in your vegetable garden from soil, compost, microbes, seed, food production and aftercare to produce high quality, nutrient rich, health giving food and more. Leonie has also spent the last 4 years researching health and has the latest information, that you all need to know, to take control of your health, daily routines that you can start in your life, now, to improve your health.
Leonie will give you lots of motivation to grab your trowel and head out to the garden. Remember healthy soils, healthy food, healthy you. Click here to book
Using compost in your garden is one of the best ways to put nutrients back into the soil. Rich soil increases yield, improves plant health and reduces the need for artificial fertilisers.
Composting and worm farming at home
- Kitchen scraps and garden waste makes up almost half of the domestic rubbish produced by a household. Most of this material can be composted, to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill.
- Using grass cuttings on the garden as mulch saves water, fertiliser and money.
- Residents can reduce their waste to landfill by careful meal planning and shopping. One third of the food bought on the Sunshine Coast is wasted.
- Composting and worm farming are two simple ways to minimise waste.
- Composting creates a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that can be reused in the garden. It provides nutrition for plants, flowers and vegetables and helps to prevent moisture loss when used as surface mulch.
Worm farming is a way to recycle organic materials like kitchen scraps. Compost worms are nature’s own recyclers, converting kitchen scraps and garden waste for free, while also creating nutrient-rich plant food perfect for the garden or potted plants.
Sandie Johnston, one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier waste educators, takes you on a journey – from learning how to choose the right system and setting it up to maintenance and troubleshooting.
To help residents, council has produced instructional videos, compost, worm farms and everything in-between.
Read more about composting and worm farming in council’s organic waste fact sheet
Article courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council
YCG will be hosting a workshop with Sandie Johnston, who will assist you to turn waste into a resource by working with nature in your own backyard. Organics make up more than 50% of our waste on the Sunshine Coast and this workshop will show you just how easy it is to recycle with composting, worm farming and everything in between.
Sandie Johnston is the Sunshine Coast Council’s Waste 2 Resource Education Coordinator and she will give troubleshooting tips and advice on creating an efficient, hassle free system to recycle your organic waste. This workshop is great for all types of keen gardeners, so whether you’re new to the composting game or maybe struggling with your system come along and get the answers.
There have been huge discoveries in soil science in recent years, and we now know that we have to look increasingly to Regenerative techniques to bring most of our soils back to life, and for our crops to carry the nutrition they once did. Focus on the microbiology of soils has also led to the potential to reduce our use of fertilisers while still improving the soil. The way we grow the things we eat, and the medium we grow them in, has an enormous impact on the nutrient density of the produce. This impacts directly on our health & wellbeing. Increases in our understanding have also affected inputs into traditional compost making, and new knowledge allows us to make compost that is even more valuable in our agricultural and gardening efforts. Dave will share with you many ways to increase the fertility of our soil and improve our health while reducing the amount spent at the produce store. Dave is a highly experienced Permaculturist & Permaculture teacher.
Dave has generously donated this workshop to Yandina Community Gardens.
Cost: $5 Non-Members, Gold coin for Members, Free to Regular Volunteers
Duration: 1.5-2 hours. Bookings are NOT required.