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Improving your Compost - Thurs 12th September

Thursday 12 September 2024
10:00am - 3:00pm
Composting Gardening and growing
Book your place by Thursday, 29th August to take advantage of our early bird offers!
Anton Rosenfeld will lead this comprehensive composting workshop to help you fine-tune your composting techniques and have more success with this money-saving, nutrient-rich process.

What you will learn

  • How to adjust your compost mixes for sowing, potting on and growing in containers.
  • Best practice for composing food waste safely.
  • The nutrient content of different compost mixes, and how and when to apply them in the garden.
  • How to minimise diseases in the heap, and what to do with weeds.

Session overview:

Anton’s workshop, based at our organic demonstration garden in Ryton, is aimed at people who already know the basics of compost would like to improve their knowledge and methodology.

Take your composting to the next level with advice and discussion about hot and cold methods, making your own compost mixes, managing wormeries, bokashi systems and the wider benefits of home composting.

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Session leader: Dr Anton Rosenfeld

Research manager Anton has been with Garden Organic for more than 20 years. His work has included projects with commercial field-scale growers to small-scale community gardens and allotments. He has worked as a grower, run many training courses, and regularly writes for gardening magazines, including our own Organic Way members’ magazine. He has a passion for soils, composting and growing veg from a wide range of cultures.

Anton Rosenfeld

I loved the mix of activities and it was great to get outside in the garden.

— Workshop Attendee

Workshop prices

Member & Non Member
Member Early bird - £55 Member Standard - £60
Non Member Early bird - £60 Non Member Standard - £70

Our face-to-face workshops

Our hands-on workshops are based at our organic demonstration garden in Ryton, near Coventry, and offer in-depth techniques and advice. There is a relaxed and informal approach with plenty of opportunity for discussion and a blend of practical outdoor and classroom-based activities. Refreshments and light lunch are included. Supplementary resources are supplied at or following the session. Please bring waterproof shoes and suitable outdoor clothing, secateurs (we can provide if not) and notebook and pencil.

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