During this hands-on workshop we will explore different composting methods and home in on hot composting. We will be compiling a hot compost heap from accumulated materials and inoculating it with beneficial anaerobic microbes to ensure the development of fungal networks and sequestration of carbon. By building a compost pile 1m² in size, temperatures rise to 65-70°C and destroy weed seeds and pathogens and provide us with humus rich compost in 3 months.
We will also learn how to grow plants from seed, root division and cuttings. Best timing for these practices will be covered, plant species suited to the season, and how to care for your transplants once in your garden. We will make our own seed raising mix and ‘potting on’ mix from collected resources.
This one-day Composting and Plant Propagation workshop is part of a series of practical sessions linked to the Matakana Modular PDC presented by Trish Allen and Guenther Andraschko. Anyone is welcome to attend the Practical Workshop days to gain hands-on skills related to permaculture practices.
For more info on the scope and schedule of the full PDC and the practical workshops check out the link:
For bookings & enquiries please contact: PDCMatakana@gmail.com
Cost for the single one day workshop is $110.
Sunday, May 23, 2021 (All day)
Location / Venue:
Matakana Hall, 43 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 0985
Matakana PDC - Trish Allen & Guenther Andraschko