Compost workshop Sunnybank Farm & Food Is Free Inc.

Join Food Is Free Inc. Volunteer Terry, our long-time Compost King....Terry knows a thing or two about composting. Both on a backyard garden level and with the work he does on a local regenerative agriculture farm!

Good soil is essential to healthy gardens…and healthy plants equals healthy humans. Composting our organic scraps is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions, build your soil health and is the absolute bedrock to a productive garden.

Good soil is essential to healthy gardens…and healthy plants equals healthy humans. Composting our organic scraps is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions, build your soil health and is the absolute bedrock to a productive garden.

Join Food Is Free Inc. Volunteer Terry, our long-time Compost King, who also happens to work with an emerging regenerative farm space called Sunnybank Farm. Terry knows a thing or two about composting. Both on a backyard garden level and on a larger scale.

Terry will be teaching us why we compost, what goes into your compost, how to maintain your compost and other helpful tips to a successful composting system. New to composting and not sure how it works – Terry will teach you the best skills you need and remove the guesswork for you.

He will also explain how composting can bring back life to dead soil and reduce the dependence on chemical inputs on a small and large scale including his experience from Sunnybank Farm.

Held on the first day of International Compost Awareness Week, what better way to spend an hour of your time on Sun 1 May from 11am discovering the joys of composting with the Food Is Free Inc. team at Food Is Free Green Space, 212 Ripon St Sth, Ballarat.

 

ABOUT SUNNYBANK FARM:

Sunnybank Farm is a multi-generational 600-acre farm near Ballarat. Over the years it has produced a wide variety of produce, currently including beef, lamb, wool, oats, wheat and canola.

We are lucky to have had amazing support for starting our regenerative farming journey and are excited by the progress we have made in the last few years.

Initially, our focus was to produce as much of our own food as we can and being able to consistently eat our own fresh eggs, fruit, vegetables, lamb, beef and honey has been a huge success. A large part of our diet is now homegrown.

On the back of that, we have started to expand production and connect the local community with naturally grown, quality, ethical produce. This includes our pasture raised eggs, grass-fed lamb boxes, fresh honey and chemical free fruit and vegetables.

Everything we produce is done so on the foundation of natural and ethical farm practices that focuses on the wellbeing of the animals and that allows them to live as close to their natural behaviours as possible.

Holistic, rotational grazing allows for our soils to regenerate, to sequester more carbon and to develop biodiversity back into our landscape.

More info via https://www.sunnybankfarm.com.au

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This event will be hosted with full COVID protocols (wipes/sanitiser/social distancing) in place to keep our community safe. Note this is an outside event.

Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell with COVID symptoms or in isolation due to COVID.

Food Is Free Inc. believes everyone is entitled to access food security education, and always reserves a few spots for our community members who feel restricted in attending financially, to attend for free. If you feel you’d like to learn more, please email info@foodisfree.com.au

Bookings essential.

🐞 TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE CHANGE 🐞

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Fermenting with Mara Ripani @ ORTO Straw Eco Farm Blampied (co-hosted by Food Is Free Inc.)
Sun 15 May at
1pm - 3pm
Open Beehive experience – Food Is Free Inc. & Peter The Polish Beekeeper
Sun 24 April at
12.30pm - 2pm
Compost workshop Sunnybank Farm & Food Is Free Inc.
Sun 1 May at
11am - noon
Garden Tool Maintenance with Ballarat Tool Library and Food Is Free Inc.
Sat 30 April at
11.30am - 12.30pm

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