Get a wiggle on at Veggie Village this Sunday
Worm farming workshop starts 9am -- 11am
Cost $10 members / $15 non-members.
Take one old bathtub, one handful of worms, your kitchen scraps and voila -- you have free fertiliser for your garden for years to come.
This Sunday morning Veggie Village at Peregian Beach will show you have to turn kitchen and garden waste into rich healthy soil for your veggie beds, all thanks to the humble worm.
Veggie Village promotes sustainability and community participation through growing organic fruit and vegetables at Di Hurst Oval, Rufous St, Peregian Beach.
Veggie Village 'Guru', Sonya Wallace will demonstrate how to start a worm farm from scratch in a recycled bathtub.
"Recycling kitchen scraps at home is a very practical way to help the environment. It's something everyone can do whether you live in an apartment or on acreage," Sonya said.
"Around 50 percent of all the waste in green wheelie bins could be composted in people's backyards rather than ending up in landfill and adding to existing environmental problems.
"Worm farms are a simple way to convert kitchen and garden 'waste' into valuable soil and fertiliser for your garden and children love them. But you need to know how to do it right."
Sonya will also explain which worms work best in worm farms and how to care for and maintain your worm farm for years to come, keeping it healthy and productive.
"Worm farms that are well set-up and maintained keep producing worm castings year after year. They can produce a huge amount of castings and I'll explain how to use those end products in your vegie garden.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about organic gardening and solving common problems that occur in worm farms.
Sonya Wallace is a permaculture teacher and has a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. She lives at Eudlo on a two acre permaculture property and has been teaching worm farming, composting, organic gardening, permaculture and how to live more sustainably since 2006.
No bookings required, just turn up in old clothes and covered shoes.
For further information Phone Bruce Molloy on 5448 3769
Veggie Village, Peregian Beach
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