Compost or Worm Farms? Workshop

Mar 12, 2020 | Events, Workshops

Sunday 15th March 2020 from 9.30am to 12.30noon.

Venue: Earlville.  (Registered attendee’s will receive the street address)

Permaculture Cairns Series of Workshops for 2020 – Grow your own food in the tropics

Compost or Worm Farm Workshop


Ways to make compost: – in bins, in heaps, anarobically, aerobically, in
stationary bins, with lots of effort and without much effort at all, and
depending on how it is done, with varying amounts of plant nutrients.
Please wear closed in shoes, bring a hat and gloves.

Worm Farming

Ways to keep Compost worms and Earthworms. Compost worms are usually kept in bins or tables whereas the Earthworm only exists in the soil. Various types of bins will be discussed as well as Worm Towers. How to use worm castings and worm juice. Please wear closed in shoes, bring a hat and gloves

Cost: $30 for Permaculture Cairns members, $40 for non members.
Bookings essential:

You can pay on the day, it is easier that way.

Materials and Morning Tea provided.


My experience: Commercial vegetable grower for 6 years, Plant nursery owner/operator for 10 Years.  Study:- Certificate in Horticulture 1983, a two weeks Permaculture Design Certificate Course 1992,  Microbe Course and Chromatography Course with Mas Humas 2012, Elaine Ingham’s online Microscope Course’ 2013, Graeme Sait’s 4 day Nutri tech Solutions, Certificate in Nutrition Farming 2014, and while attending National Biological Farming Conference 2016 I attended David Hardwick’s Workshop on Soils. Other Soil workshops I have attended are with Terrain, Northern Resource Management and FNQ Biodynamics.  I have an extensive library on many subjects, but mostly on how to grow food using the biology and the many microbes in the soil. I have a long established Permaculture garden with lots of tropical perennial vegetable plants.