Free composting and worm farming workshops

25/03/2019

Georges River Council is offering community members access to free worm farming and composting workshops, providing the know-how for transforming human food waste into nourishing garden soil.

More than 50% of household waste can be composted, and workshops will help Georges River residents to close the loop on food waste. The workshops will encourage participants to view organic waste as a valuable resource instead of rubbish. 

Staff from Council’s Waste Education Team will demonstrate how to use kitchen scraps, compost bins and worm farming to turn food waste into nature’s fertiliser.

Worm castings and worm ‘tea’ are chemical-free organic fertilisers that help plants germinate better, grow faster and produce higher yields. Composting provides essential nutrients to gardens, diverts waste from landfill and reduces methane gas emissions.

Residents can register by contacting Council’s Customer Service Team on 9330 6400 or by emailing mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au. Numbers are capped so registration is required. Workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 10. 

For more information on Council events, please phone 9330 6400 or visit https://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Community/What-s-On. 

Free Composting and Worm Farming Workshops 

Date

Time

Location

Saturday 13 April 2019

9.30am-11.30am

Kingsgrove Function Room

Thursday 16 May 2019

9.30am-11.30am

PJ Ferry Community Hall

Tuesday 18 June 2019

9.30am-11.30am

Carss Park Eco Shed

Monday 15 July 2019

1.30pm-3.30pm

Mortdale Community Centre

Saturday 17 August 2019

9.30am-11.30am

Hurstville Community Gardens

Thursday 12 September 2019

9.30am-11.30am

Carss Park Eco Shed

Wednesday 9 October 2019

9.30am-11.30am

Oatley Community Centre