Setting up a Worm Farm @ Edendale Free!

Setting up a Worm Farm @ Edendale

Turning kitchen scraps to worm casting & worm tea

Next Available: Sat, 03 Sep 2:00PM (AEST)
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1 hour 30 minutes
Over 50 people have attended this class


A worm farm is one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden.

Learn how to set up a worm farm and the easiest methods to manage and care for these hard-working creatures.

This one hour face to face  workshop @ Edendale will cover both the theory and practice of worm farming in a household setting. It will be useful for those wanting to recycle household food waste in order to produce worm products for use in the improvement of soil in gardens and pot plants.


  • This workshop is held indoors, if the weather is fine you will venture out to view the worm farms on site. So please wear a hat and sunscreen as well as outdoor footwear.
  • This is an adult-focused learning experience and not suited to young children.
  • Discounted worm farms will be available for sale on the day
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What you will learn

  • Basic theory of worm farming
  • How to set up and maintain a workfarm
  • Common problems and solutions

What you will get

  • Handout
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 and questions

What to wear

\ Casual

Appropriate for

home gardeners, environmentally concerned

Edendale Farm

(371 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 (9 reviews)
John rated it
18 Jun 2022
What a great day at Edendale learning how to set up a worm farm. Tim was terrific and had all the answers and all the gear there to give a complete picture of what was involved. He was able to show via slides and actually setting up a real worm farm just what was involved. He had plenty of handouts and there were books to purchase as well as worm farms for sale in the shop, at reduced prices. It was also great to have many other working worm farms at Edendale to see what suited your situation.
Carmelrated it
18 Jun 2022
I did not know much about setting up a worm farm and I found the course interesting and informative. It explained how with a little effort everyone can contribute to the planets well being. It helped me understand how important worms are to the health of our soil. Thank you
Sharnarated it
01 May 2022
Learnt a lot from this course, I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to start a worm farm.
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Cancellations & Refunds

- Refund and transfer requests.  Where applicable, refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 72 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, Edendale Farm requires at least 72 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email to organise.

- Partial refunds. Edendale Farm has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Edendale Farm does not offer refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for missed classes. If you can't make a class, you can arrange with Edendale Farm to send someone else in your place.

- Cancelled class/event. 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.

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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