Workshop 2: Compost and Worm Farm Workshop

Feb 7, 2019 | Workshops

Saturday 23rd February 2019 from 9.00am to 12.00noon.

Venue: Endeavour Foundation 4 Warner Street Manunda

Permaculture Cairns Series of Workshops for 2019 – Grow your own food in the tropics

No. 2 Compost and Worm Farming Workshop


How 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

How 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 aswell as Worm Towers.  Compost and Worm teas, How to use worm castings and worm juice.  Please wear closed in shoes, bring a hat and gloves

Cost:  $30 for Permaculture Cairns members, $35 for non members.
Membership $20 singles and $30 families

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.