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.
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.
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
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.
I really enjoyed this class, learnt so much about composting, different types of composting & what can be composted. Also worm farming. Great value for money, very informative & having the class run by someone who is passionate about what they teach & do, it was a great vibe, 😊 very enjoyable!