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Soils and Composting

Soils and Composting

Deepen your understanding of soils and composting in this workshop and ensure you never see the ground in the same way again! 

Understanding Soils

When it comes to understanding soils we have a lot to thank the 8cm layer under our feet for. The rich skin of the Earth provides us with our food, and the health of the soil also determines the health of our food, animals and ourselves.

This workshop will take you through the foundations of what you need to know about soil structure and biology, to deepen your understanding of gardening. You will also learn how to create thriving ecosystems of microbes by making incredible compost that will nourish our plants! 

Have all your Compost questions answered -We will discuss timing, temperature, moisture, materials and more, to have your home compost cranking and your plants thankful. 
Steward the soil, and you won’t need to worry much about fertilisers, pest management and plant disease – let the microbes help you! 

Trainers Profiles

Taj Scicluna – known as the Perma Pixie – aims to inspire and educate people to live more nourishing and sustainable lifestyles using permaculture awareness and compassion.

Through permaculture education and sustainable services such as permaculture design and the creation of delicious ornamental edible gardens, Taj aims to nurture diversity and protect ecology.

Workshop Specifics

What will I learn?

  • Discover the wonderful world of the Soil Food Web
  • Explore the important interactions that exist in the depths under our feet
  • Fall passionately in love with good soil as we work through the key soil properties and functions
  • Compost 101 – Cold, Hot & Worm systems
  • Discover which Compost is best for your lifestyle and garden 
  • Learn practical principles for repairing, building and maintaining the Earth you reside on

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials

What should I wear?

  • Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy footwear

Terms and Conditions

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


November 16 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

5 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

Concession Available.


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Soils & Composting Nov Full
$ 145.00
15 available
Soils & Composting Nov Concession
$ 130.00
15 available
Soils & Composting Nov CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 130.00
15 available

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