Worm Farms, Share Farms, & Bush Remedies
Time & Location
About the Event
Worm farming info and demos, a share farming platform, and traditional uses of native plants.
Worms help to increase the amount of air and water that gets into the soil. They break down organic matter, like leaves and grass into things that plants can use. When they eat, they leave behind castings that are a very valuable type of fertiliser. Earthworms are like free farm help. Local worm guru Peter Norton will teach us all about vermiculture (composting with worms), to boost our soils and foods - better health for us and the planet 🌏
About share farms!
Landholders and Urban Farmers can connect and enable the farmer to access the land, and the landholder to receive fresh produce in exchange. We've been doing it for years here at BBSN and now we have a chance to hear from Angelo Saridis about how homeowners and renters can benefit from this system locally.
About Native Plants!
Tess Holderness, a research student from Monash University, will be giving a talk on the traditional uses of native plants. She is currently recording ‘The Life, Work and Legacy of Ethnobotanist, Dr Beth Gott’, as part of a Masters Research project. Tess will share with us the magic of Beth's work, and teach us about native plants that were used by Aboriginal people for food, fibre, medicine and tools.
Members $9 / Guests $12
Entry includes hot drinks and supper
REMEMBER: 6:30pm start time for BBSN events over winter!