Description

Learn how to make great compost, the essential ingredient for a thriving and healthy garden. We also look at worm farms and Bokashi as other options. We will also show you how to make a DIY worm farm using recycled products.

Presented by Maria Ciavarella

Maria has grown up with a rich Italian heritage, with a typically Italian love of good food.  This love encompasses the growing of it, its preparation and its preservation.  Maria is our reigning compost queen and presents many of our classes. Known also as the chook lady she loves her feathered friends and heads up one of our most featured classes, Backyard Chooks for Beginners. She is a trained science teacher and is passionate about gardening and the environment. Maria has a young family who are all being instilled with a love of gardening.  Given her teaching background and her own home grown experience with kids, she is often called upon to give talks and gardening demos at schools and kindergartens. 

Comments about Maria

"The presenter is fantastic. Really knows her stuff and has lots of valuable anecdotes to offer which answer every question raised"

Class Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made, no refunds will be given for nonattendances. However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inability to attend, a transfer to an available class of equivalent value, or BAAG gift voucher can be organised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.

 Class Cancellations

If there are insufficient numbers for a class it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a BAAG gift voucher or a transfer to a class of equivalent value.

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Class Schedule

Class duration: 6:30-9:00pm

What you will learn
  • The importance of compost for soil health
  • How to fix common composting problems
  • Setting up and looking after a worm farm
What you will get
  • Detailed course notes
  • Discount Voucher to use on products at BAAG

What to bring
  • Notepad and pen
What to wear

Casual


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Bulleen Art and Garden

Vendor sincce 2013

At Bulleen Art & Garden we focus on the environment and creativity. You’ll find a plant nursery, art gallery, gift, pot and hardware shops and a huge landscape supplies yard. We have an extensive range of plants, including one of Melbourne’s biggest ranges of herbs, fruit and vegies. We also specialise in edible, indigenous and low water use plants.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Bulleen Art & Garden Class and Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendances.

If there are insufficient numbers for a class or workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified & given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different class or workshop of equivalent value.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 7 days or more before the class date you will be able to nominate another class of equal value to attend instead (space permitting). Cancellations within 7 days of the class date will not be eligible for any exchange.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be issued for cancellations from workshops IF you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. A $10 administration fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. If you would like to transfer to a later workshop, you are required to give at least 7 days notice and a $10 administration fee will apply.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled class or workshop time. Our classes are often held outside business hours so latecomers may not be able to enter for security reasons.

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Terms & Conditions

Bulleen Art & Garden Class and Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendances.

If there are insufficient numbers for a class or workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified & given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different class or workshop of equivalent value.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 7 days or more before the class date you will be able to nominate another class of equal value to attend instead (space permitting). Cancellations within 7 days of the class date will not be eligible for any exchange. A $10 administration fee will apply for all refunds. 

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be issued for cancellations from workshops IF you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. A $10 administration fee will apply for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. If you would like to transfer to a later workshop, you are required to give at least 7 days notice and a $10 administration fee will apply.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled class or workshop time. Our classes are often held outside business hours so latecomers may not be able to enter for security reasons.

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Geraldine

04 October 2017 • Healthy Productive Compost & Worms

The workshop was excellent Great information presented clearly and I am already putting what I learnt into action and feeling more confident I'll see results

Coral

03 October 2016 • Healthy Productive Compost & Worms

I really learned such a lot about compost and how to do and why to do and the benefits. I was really there for the worm information but glad I came because now I am going to start a compost bin as well as manage my worm farms better, and feel confident to do so. The presenter was excellent and the time went so fast given that I attended straight from work, which is always an indication of presentation interest. Coral

Nicole

19 April 2016 • Healthy Productive Compost & Worms

Maria is a fantastic teacher. Everything was explained clearly and simply whilst being very informative . I had some idea about composting but Maria gave me so much more information . We were all asked questions we wanted answers to at the beginning and through the course of the night Maria answered all of them. There were some great money saving tips given to us all and I'am implementing them in my garden as we speak. I will definitely look out for more workshops of interest with Maria in the future. Thanks for a great night.

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