Home Composting for Beginners

Home Composting for Beginners

Turning organic waste into soil conditioner

Over 50 people have attended this class


Are you home compost curious but not too sure where to start? 

In this Introduction to Composting workshop held at Edendale Farm you will learn the basics of home composting including how to set one up and maintain it, the simple recipe for success, what to add and what not to add and talk about some of the common problems people experience.


  • This is an adult-focused learning experience and not suited to young children.
  • This workshop is held indoors with a venture out to view our worm farms and composting heaps if the weather is fine.
  • Discounted compost bins and  resources will be available on the day

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What you will learn

  • How to compost at home
  • Simple to follow composting steps
  • Common problems and solutions

What you will get

  • Handouts
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • Inquiring mind

What to wear


Appropriate for

home gardeners, environmentally concerned

Edendale Farm

(654 Reviews)

Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.

Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities

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4.9 (16 reviews)
Suerated it
04 Sep 2023
I have been using a compost bin for years, and thought that I knew everything about composting. I attended the composting for beginners class with a friend, thinking that it would encourage her to get involved with her garden. But what a surprise it was! The class was so informative, and I found that there is so much more that I didn't know. I really recommend that people make the time to look into the courses available, The home composting for beginners class was time so very well spent. Thank you to the instructor and to Lenister farm for accommodating the class.
Kong rated it
18 Jun 2023
The talker was very experienced and clear instructions were given about how to compost.
Rebekharated it
29 Apr 2023
This was a brilliant session that deepened my basic knowledge of managing food and garden waste. Tim was incredibly knowledgeable and Edendale Farm is such a wonderful place to learn in and from. Thank you for such a great session!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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