Composting workshop

The composting workshop we held today – the first after Covie – was a real success, despite the rain that hit hard at one stage. Everyone got happily involved in a hands-on way after Graham explained how we were going to make a cubic metre of hot compost.

The first row for the three-bay compost is down.

Graham sourced the beautiful hardwood recycled timber locally from Mary Valley Timbers.

The second row of five being done. It all went pretty quick with all the enthusiastic help.

Lots of people had a turn at sawing lengths, even if they hadn’t done it before.

Graham kept a check on the handiwork.

Peter made finishing touches to the front opening.

Then it was time to rake up grass while maintaining a physical distance…

And to carry that grass to load up the bay…

Other materials were also added, such as rock minerals, dolomite, worm juice, cow poo, paper and green waste.

We layered first brown materials, then green and added the other materials as we went until we got a cubic metre.

Having a deserved break in the drizzle. The composting workshop was a great success, and bay one is done and dusted! Anyone willing to volunteer to turn it?

Many thanks everyone for coming, and a huge thank you to Graham for all his hard work behind the scenes. Hopefully everyone learned something today they can take away with them.

We also welcomed five new members this month! Yee ha! The garden really is growing!