Did you know that more than a third of waste in household red bins is food waste?
Vegetable peelings and many other organic materials can be transformed using a home worm farm into nutrient rich fertiliser perfect for plants.
Get the basics on worm farming in this talk and demonstration from set up and feeding worms to harvesting vermicompost and managing common problems. Learn practical tips from an experienced backyard worm farmer.
What you will learn:
Setting up your worm farm
What to feed them and how much
How to harvest and use the organic fertiliser
How to maintain a healthy system
What you will get:
Lecture-style talk and demonstration
Links and notes via email
Opportunity for questions
Sydney City Farm educator Annie loves sharing proven techniques for successful composting. She uses worms to nurture her thriving backyard veggie patch and community garden.
Do not attend the Sydney City Farm events if you are unwell
Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold or flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. We respectfully advise that you will not be permitted to enter. You will be required to fill in a quick online wellness check survey the day before your education program.
When you arrive at the Sydney City Farm
When you arrive to attend an education session, scan the QR code at the entry and enter your name and phone number or email address. You must do this each time you attend. If you don’t have a phone that can do this, ask a staff member to assist you. This is a NSW Health requirement and will be used for contact tracing purposes only if necessary.
When at the Sydney City Farm event
notify staff if you start to feel unwell
face masks may be required at indoor venues
maintain 1.5 m physical distance from all people including staff
wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that
you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves to handle some live worms