Frank Paice, Robyn Everingham and Marilyn Cameron-Dow with composting guru Dave Perez (centre).
Frank Paice, Robyn Everingham and Marilyn Cameron-Dow with composting guru Dave Perez (centre). John Gass

Learning the art of composting

COMPOST Awareness Week has seen a flurry of gardeners attend workshops to learn the art.

"I never knew it could be so easy," said Cabarita resident Sandra Waugh.

Ms Waugh attended a composting workshop at Cabarita Bowls Club yesterday with ground manager of the club Dave Perez.

Mr Perez showed attendees four different ways of composting.

"Compost Awareness Week is about reducing the land fill and educating people on how to grow their own food," Mr Perez said.

"The public is very interested in the composting process."

He said visitors to the club often asked about the composting process.

Participants learnt how to make a worm farm, how to build a thermal compost pile, Bokashi composting and how to make compost tea to spray the grounds without having to add soil.

"I've learnt a lot about the art of composting and will be applying it to my own garden," said Ms Waugh.

Marilyn Cameron-Dow said she attended the workshop as she was downsizing her garden after a move and wanted to replan her strategy for growing.

"I only use composting for gardening," she said.

"But it makes such a huge difference to the quality of your soil and of the plants you produce in that soil."



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