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10:00 - 16:00
Course summary

A one day course teaching you everything you need to know to make your own high quality garden compost. Horticulture teacher, Jane Gleeson, will guide you through how to get a successful compost heap going and get the mix of materials right, how to look after it and use the finished compost in your garden. During practical sessions, you will explore a variety of compost systems at our centre, including wormeries, hot composters and cold composters. The course will cover: How composting works including what compost is and the food web of soil life Why compost is good for your soil and your plants How to use compost in your garden including mulching Soil care as part of your garden ecosystem Different kinds of composting including hot and cold systems, wormeries and leaf mould and food waste composting How important composting is for our health and the planet​ THE COURSE WILL GIVE YOU A ecological perspective on composting Knowledge of how make and manage your compost at home and confidence to have a go Understanding of how to care for soil using compost An understanding of the principles of no-dig gardening

Jane Gleeson
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No apprentice teacher places available on this course
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Face to face

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The Sustainability Centre
Droxford Road
East Meon
GU32 1HR
United Kingdom

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Wendy Turner
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