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 worm farmer.
There are two sessions to choose from:
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 transforming food waste with worm farms in backyards, schools and community gardens.
Please note: This is an outdoor program running at the farm rain or shine, please bring waterproof clothing and shoes in case of wet weather. For the safety of visitors and volunteers events may be postponed or cancelled in extreme weather conditions.
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.
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