Backyard Composting

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Lincoln Maternity Hospital

35 James Street

Lincoln, Canterbury 7608

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It’s a great way of getting rid of your kitchen scraps and garden waste.

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This event has been postponed until February 2022. The 5th February is a holding date, if you have registered for this event we will be in touch, when a date in February has been confirmed.

Compost is one of nature’s best mulches and soil additives, and you can use it instead of commercial fertilisers. Best of all, compost is cheap. You can make it without spending a cent. Using compost in your garden improves its soil structure, texture, and aeration, and increases the soil’s water-holding capacity. It’s a great way of getting rid of your kitchen scraps and garden waste.

The workshop, which will be conducted by Errol Wood, will focus on:

• Getting started – it’s easier than you think!

• How to construct a compost heap – the options

• Which materials may be composted – the ‘dos and don’ts’

• Moisture requirements for efficient composting – too dry or too damp?

• The pros and cons of ‘cold’ or ‘hot’ composting – slow or fast?

• Where can you use your compost?

The Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens are located on James Street, Lincoln, behind the Lincoln Maternity Hospital. Please park on the street.

For more information, contact Ruth Wood, Lincoln Community Gardens Coordinator Phone: 021 074 3905 or Email: ruth.wood@xtra.co.nz

A gold coin donation to support our activities will be much appreciated.

Our Sponsors

A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community, Lincoln University, Creative Communities Scheme, Lincoln Community Trust, Lincoln Community Committee, Lincoln Hammer Hardware.

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Lincoln Maternity Hospital

35 James Street

Lincoln, Canterbury 7608

New Zealand

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Organiser Lincoln Envirotown Trust

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Our Objectives:

  • To promote the long term environmental sustainability of the Selwyn District with the understanding that this is also the basis for social, cultural and economic sustainability in the future. 
  • To educate about and raise awareness of environmental sustainability issues and to provide information about how to achieve environmental sustainability. 
  • To provide appropriate opportunities for personal and community decision making to ensure that the environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability of the Selwyn District is promoted. 
  • To act as a role model for other communities wanting to progress towards environmental sustainability.

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