Scraps to Soil workshop

The workshops present a great opportunity to learn about gardening.
The workshops present a great opportunity to learn about gardening.

Spring is the time to get into gardens, and MidCoast Council and Midwaste have five free tickets to give away to a 'Scraps to Soil' workshop to help you make the most of your garden.

At a 'Scraps to Soil' workshop you'll learn how to get started with composting and worm farming to turn your kitchen and garden scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil!

The workshops include information on the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintenance of a compost bin or worm farm, how to use compost and trouble-shooting.

Complete the workshop and you’ll be ready to create your own fantastic compost at home.

Tickets are normally $20, which covers the cost of attending and take-home equipment, but there are five free tickets up for grabs. Enter the Scraps to Soil competition on the MidCoast Council Facebook page for your chance to win a place at one of the upcoming workshops.

It’s free and easy to enter, and your garden will thank you for it.

Just like and follow council, and comment on the competition post, saying why you'd like to attend a 'Scraps to Soil' workshop and nominating your preferred location. 

The competition ends at midnight on Thursday, October 12.

More than 500 residents have already taken advantage of this great program and are extremely happy with their home composting results.

"I've already made a load of compost, have picked some lovely tomatoes that grew out of the compost, great program," said one participant.

Competition winners will be announced by Thursday, October 18, and can choose from the following Scraps to Soil workshops which run from 1pm - 3pm at:

  • Wingham - Community Garden (4 Farquhar St), Saturday, October 21.
  • Gloucester - Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Centre (88 King St), Saturday, October 28.
  • Taree -  Community Garden (4/80 Wynter Street), Saturday, November 4.
  • Cundletown - Community Garden, (cnr Main and Edwards Streets), Saturday, November 18.
  • Tuncurry - The Green (Tip Road), Saturday, November 25.

Can’t wait to win a ticket?  Register today at for the location that suits you, and if you end up winning one of the competition tickets you’ll be reimbursed.