House and Garden

Backyard Composting

05 Feb 2022 10:30am - 05 Feb 2022 11:30am

We are disappointed to say this workshop has now been postponed until February 2022. The 5th February is a holding date, we will confirm that actual date closer to the time. Thanks for your understanding, we hope to see you at one of our other upcoming workshops or in February next year. Compost is one of nature’s best mulches and soil additives, and you can use it instead of commercial fertilisers. Best of all, compost is cheap. You can make it without spending a cent. Using compost in your garden improves its soil structure, texture, and aeration, and increases the soil’s water-holding capacity. It’s a great way of getting rid of your kitchen scraps and garden waste. The workshop, which will be conducted by Errol Wood, will focus on: • Getting started – it’s easier than you think! • How to construct a compost heap – the options • Which materials may be composted – the ‘dos and don’ts’ • Moisture requirements for efficient composting – too dry or too damp? • The pros and cons of ‘cold’ or ‘hot’ composting – slow or fast? • Where can you use your compost? The Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens are located on James Street, Lincoln, behind the Lincoln Maternity Hospital. Please park on the street. For more information, contact Ruth Wood, Lincoln Community Gardens Coordinator (Phone: 021 074 3905 or Email: ruth.wood@xtra.co.nz) A gold coin donation to support our activities will be much appreciated. Our Sponsors A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community, Lincoln University, Creative Communities Scheme, Lincoln Community Trust, Lincoln Community Committee, Lincoln Hammer Hardware.