Down The Wormhole Workshops : Subpod

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Down The Wormhole Workshops : Subpod

Down The Wormhole Workshops

With Kym Ormond


Subpod : Composting Masterclass

Saturday 30th November 2019

Starting at 9:30am in the Leonards Mill gardens

Cost : $190pp full day

Ever thought of giving composting a go? It’s never too late to learn how! Composting expert Peter Critch of the Subpod team and Kym Ormond, Leonards Mill’s permaculture guru, will excitedly share the benefits of creating your own compost and how easy it is to try at home. Peter’s easy-to-follow tips will definitely have anyone, even beginners, just as excited to start giving back to nature by reusing our wastes, rebuilding the soil, and growing our own food.

This Composting Masterclass is perfect for anyone wanting to start composting or to add to their existing compost area. This is great for the home or even a business, café, restaurant, office building. If you are producing food waste then the time is now to start compositing!

The Masterclass is located at the stunning Leonards Mill in the picturesque Second Valley, and the wonderful chefs will be providing you with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea using fresh locally sourced produce. Tea, coffee and water are provided all throughout the day.

Subpod Bio:

The Subpod® in-garden compost system that works with nature, using worms and microbes to compost organic waste without the odours, vermin, mess and hard work of traditional composting.

The Subpod® not only disposes of your organic waste, but is also the ‘growth hub’ for your garden. The movement of worms and microbes between your Subpod® and garden bed builds soil fertility and plant health, allowing you to grow nutrient-dense food at home with ease

Why is composting important?

Composting is the process of letting organic matter like food scraps decompose with the help of microbes to form compost. Compost is the soil-like end-product of composting that works as a natural fertiliser to grow healthier plants. Here are more points that make composting important:

  • Composting is a great way to reduce waste, help the environment, get connected with nature, and grow food in the process.
  • Composting helps the environment because it takes waste that would be sent to landfill, which emits methane gas into the atmosphere (22 times worse than carbon dioxide), and instead turns it into food for the soil and food for your plants.
  • Composting 15kg a week for a year is the equivalent of taking a car off the road for 6 months.
  • Composting builds soil which is rich in nutrients and microbes. This helps in growing vigorous, healthy plants that are less reliant on chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

Learn more about composting and see Peter Critch in action at the Down The Wormhole Workshop : Subpod Composting Masterclass, as he shows how the science behind the innovative Subpod makes composting easy, efficient, and odour-free.

We recommend bringing enclosed shoes, comfortable clothes, a pen, notepad, water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.

The day will end around 5pm and you are more than welcome to explore the historic Leonards Mill, 161 years of history, with a local boutique wine or craft beer or if you would like, stay for dinner and see why permaculture, composting and only sourcing from the Fleurieu Peninsula is so important to the staff of Leonards Mill and taste the true flavours of the Southern Fleurieu.

**Once you book, please let us know about any dietary requirements or allergies
Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided

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Book via our Book A Table button on the website and click on the date 30th November and how many people. You will be contacted on Wednesday 27th November to make full payment for the Masterclass. We need a minimum of 10 people for the class to go ahead so share with your friends and family.


We look forward to seeing you.