Sustainable Chippendale

A Sustainable Suburb In the Making

Sustainable Chippendale is a community initiative setup to support the Sustainable Streets and Community Plan in Chippendale. If you are passionate about sustainability we'd love you to join us in getting behind this ground breaking project to establish a practical model for sustainable inner city living in Sydney.

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Workshop: An Introduction to Composting, Worm Farming & Bokashi Fermenting

  • Pine St Community Centre 64 Pine Street Chippendale NSW 2008 Australia (map)


Workshop Description:

Through this workshop inner city dwellers and businesses can improve their knowledge and skills to be successful with composting, worm farming or bokashi fermenting.

Garden waste and food scraps can typically be responsible for about 50% of our household waste. The growing, production, transport and waste of food is the second highest polluter of Earth’s atmosphere after coal-fired power stations. Worm farming and composting are great ways to reduce waste sent to landfill by turning it into nourishing fertiliser for your plants. The enhanced levels of organic matter in the soil will also help to retain moisture in your garden and reduce heat and wind stress to your plants keeping them healthier and more productive. We will look at all of the aspects of these food and garden organic processing approaches and how to get them working as high performance engines to your garden.

 This is a free community workshop - friends & supporters of 'Sustainable Chippendale' are all welcome. REGISTER HERE

This workshop is proudly supported by City of Sydney.

 Workshop will include:

  • Improving your soil and drought proofing your garden with composted organics
  • Benefits of compost
  • Choosing the right options for food waste processing for your circumstances
  • Pros and cons of  compost bays, bins, heaps and tumblers
  • How to set up and manage a trouble free composting system
  • Worm farming and how to keep your worms healthy and productive
  • How to make a DIY Wormfarm or Compost Bin
  • Bokashi fermenting: what is it and will it work for me?
  • Troubleshooting - how to know when you have a problem and what to do about it
  • Useful tools & resources

Refreshments will be provided. REGISTER HERE

Three lucky door prizes will be given away on the day:

  • 1 compost bin
  • 1 bucket of worms & castings
  • 1 bag of Bokashi Mix

 Follow up workshop:

Attendees of this workshop will be eligible to attend the free follow up workshop:

‘Advanced Composting, Worm farming & Bokashi Workshop’

The date of the follow up workshop is: Saturday 8th February 2014.



Earlier Event: November 16
Tree Plating This Saturday Nov 16th
Later Event: December 14
Last Tree Planting Session for 2013
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