Compost workshop at Veggie Village Community Gardens, Peregian Beach
An informative workshop demonstrating composting methods and recipes will be conducted at the Veggie Village Community Garden, Di Hirst Oval, Peregian Beach Sunday September 23rd 10am-12noon. (Behind the Bowls Club)
The workshop, part of Veggie Village's exciting Compost Challenge, will be conducted by Permaculture Noosa. As a special treat, Pete from Tribal Vibes will be along to teaching the ancient art of divining, which will be used to locate the right spot for each individual compost heap. We ask all participants to bring along a wire coat hanger.
The $20 workshop fee includes a compost starter kit consisting of a bale of organic hay, a bag of cow poo & a bag of veggie scraps. For information phone: Bruce Molloy 5448 3769, 0411 518 773
Announcing the Inaugural Veggie Village Compost Challenge
Have you got what it takes to be a Compost King or Queen?
Veggie Village Community Gardens at Peregian Beach is throwing down the gauntlet - or rather the garden glove - and launching its Inaugural Veggie Village Compost Challenge.
Veggie Village is a community space where people come together to grow vegetables and learn more about gardening, permaculture and the local environment.
There will be prizes and local acclaim for the not only the biggest pile but also the brownest, sweetest smelling, and the best documented. Yes! Sweetest smelling! Local businesses and sponsors have all combined to help make this a fun, educational and rewarding experience for all participants.
The aim of the Compost Challenge is to create 50 cubic metres of compost in just four months. This compost, made at home by Compost Challenge participants, will fill the permaculture garden beds soon to be built on the newly established Veggie Village Community Garden site at Di Hirst Oval, Peregian Beach.
To get you started, a compost making workshop demonstrating various methods and recipes will be conducted on site by Permaculture Noosa on Sunday September 23rd from 10am-12noon. The $20 workshop fee includes a compost starter kit which consists of a bale of organic hay, a bag of cow poo and a bag of veggie scraps.
Veggie Village president Bruce Molloy says the soil is the foundation of the gardens and the Compost Challenge is about building the gardens from the ground up. Composting your household's vegetable and garden waste is a great way of reducing the waste sent to local landfills - and the Veggie Village Community Gardens will turn all those recycled nutrient goodies into vegetables!"
As a special treat on the day, Pete from Tribal Vibes will be along to teach the ancient art of divining, which will be used to locate the right spot for each individual compost heap. Pete says it is through divining that not only can we locate water and the correct placement of objects, but it can also help find where we might have put the car keys. So we're going high tech and requesting all participants bring along a wire coat hanger.
Work is progressing on the Veggie Village site with much appreciated assistance from Noosa Council. Weeds have been cleared around the spring and native vegetation will be restored. Drainage works and the building of garden beds will commence soon, the beds of course will be filled by the Compost Challenge!
Judging of the Compost Challenge is set for mid January 2008, there will be more workshops and progress reports in the coming months. There's even have a special prize for 'early bloomers'.