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Learn how to make compost

Sunday 26th May 2024

Join us for an interactive hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to plan, build, and maintain a compost heap.

Organic nursery operator Rex Hunt will demonstrate how you can make your own compost in a short period of time. He takes a science-based approach and will explain the difference between a hot compost (short period) and cold compost (longer period). You will get to see one-year-old compost, one-week-old compost and will make a compost pile on the day, with a handout to take away. Come with your questions, and any problems you may have experienced.

Rex has run an organic plant nursery since 1980 and has focused on making his own compost.

This event is free, though a Koha donation is welcome. Please register at the ticket link and bring a snack + beverage (for yourself), gloves, boots and hay fork (last item is not mandatory).

This event is part of Climate Action Festival, running from the 24th of May to the 2nd of June. More info here:


May 26


10am to 12pm


Richmond & surrounds


Willowgrove Organic Nursery
86 Hwy 60 (Appbey Hwy)

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


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