This workshop will cover the different options available for home composting. The facilitator, Kirsteen will provide some tips and tricks on how participants can make their own compost bin or worm farm from upcycled materials. There will be a discussion about what can and can’t go into a backyard compost and how to tell when it’s ready to use on the garden. Participants are also welcome to bring along a sample of their home compost if they have a specific question about it.


Kirsteen Macleod from Compost Depot has qualifications in chemistry and biochemistry, and a master of environment specialising in soils science and remediation. She is a self-confessed compost nerd, who is passionate about supporting community initiatives to prevent food waste from going to landfill by diverting it to worm farms and compost.


The Kensington Stockyard Food Garden was established in 2018 in the historic stockyards as a welcoming and safe place for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect and learn. With free membership and over 100sq metres of growing space, they apply organic principles to grow fruit, vegetables, and herbs for distribution to their members and selected charities. Workshop participants are invited to join them in their special place to explore this unique environment.

Please note:

The Food Garden site is paved with large bluestones so the surface is uneven.

There are no bathroom facilities on the site.

Compost Workshop - Resized
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Sun 6 / Feb 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Kensington Stockyard Food Garden
Cnr Bluestone & Serong Street, Kensington, Victoria 3031 Australia



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