Home Composting

Having a thriving garden all starts with the soil, and if there is one thing that feeds the soil like nothing else, it is compost.


During this workshop you will be given an introduction to composting, how it works on a chemical and biological level and differing methods and techniques to help you determine the right compost for your situation.

You will learn the specifics of timing, temperature and moisture, as well as how to determine the correct ratios of carbon and nitrogen to create a compost teaming with the microbial life needed to feed plants.

Composting can be made simple or scientific, and this hands-on workshop is designed to give both an interesting and inspiring look into the complexity of composting, whilst showcasing basic techniques for the home gardener.

Your plants will definitely love you for this!.

We’ll look at:

  • Different composting systems
  • Choosing the best composting option for your home
  • Compost problems
  • Success stories

Course details

Sun 2nd Apr or
10am – 3pm

Sat 28th Oct
10am – 3pm

CERES Brunswick, corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria

Concession available

The Perma Pixie is Taj Scicluna‘s small business, based on her deep poetic love of the botanical realm.

Taj is an artist who fuses together her love of herbalism, foraging, writing, cooking, ecosystem health, personal health and education into a cohesive offering. Her business is a platform for creativity, a place to weave the romantic wonder of the botanical into something tangible to share with the world.

At her core, Taj aims to support people as they bridge the gap between themselves and ‘nature’, to support the ‘remembering’ that we belong to the botanical, that we are woven into the photosynthetic web, and that we are truly animal.

She aims to co-collaborate in repairing the rupture we have created in our experience of being ‘civilised’, of using language to keep us separate, believing that healing is done in this process of being in relationship with the botanical rather than treating it as a resource. Healing is within the process, not the product.

To carry out this purpose, Taj lives a lifestyle dedicated to her values, and educates via workshops, courses, mentorship, patreon and one-on-one client consults.

What will I learn?

  • Why compost is necessary
  • How plants utilise compost
  • Basic chemistry and biology of composting
  • carbon to nitrogen ratios, timing, temperature and moisture balance for thriving compost
  • Different composting methods and their outcomes
  • The difference between hot and cold composting and when to use each method
  • The difference between worm farms and composts
  • Urban vs broad acre composting
  • Hands-on compost creation

What should I bring?

  • Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
  • Gardening gloves
  • Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat
  • Pen and paper
  • Lunch
  • Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty’

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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