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Compost to Cool The Planet - May 11

Compost To Cool The Planet

Saturday 11th of May, 11am - 2pm

Composting is a good news story for planet earth that can be part of your every day!

  • Turn food waste into good soil to grow food

  • Divert waste from landfill

  • Help cool the climate by reducing harmful greenhouse gases

As part of International Compost Awareness Week (iCAW) get your hands dirty learning how you can make composting a part of everyday life with the Subpod team and special guest speaker Geoff Lawton.


No need to book, just meet us at The Farm House on the day.

During this workshop you’ll learn easy ways to make fantastic free compost for your garden using the food and garden waste you’ve got on hand, making composting a part of everyday life.

Topics include:

  • Helping the planet by diverting food waste from landfill

  • Turning your food waste into goodies for your soil

  • Healthy soil grows healthy plants

  • Composting goes underground using worms and microbes

  • Subpod becomes the growth hub for your garden with no smells or mess

  • Biochar works hard helping with climate change and soil fertility

  • Making & charging biochar with nutrients and microbes for your garden

Geoff Lawton, our guest speaker is an international Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher who runs the Permaculture Research Institute on a 66 acre education and demonstration farm located in the Channon, Northern NSW. Geoff will share composting principles and provide attendees with clear and practical methods for composting in their backyards, larger scale properties and community spaces.

Andrew Hayim De Vries from the Subpod Team, a long time composter and designer, will teach people about the many benefits and convenience of using his new composting system, the Subpod, which is now in use at the Farm. Peter Howard, also from team Subpod is a research biologist who has been studying and implementing biochar in tropical and subtropical soils and on his 5 acre property in the Byron shire.


The Farm House at The Farm, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481.


11am to 2pm 


Kathryn Roberts 0407 877 309