Andrew helping out Kadek, the infrastructure manager in the compost education room at The Green School in Bali last week. This school was designed around the principles of Organic Permaculture where the students cultivate their own Environment. Truly amazing!
Andrew recently designed and installed a number of custom Garden Ships at Santos Organics in Byron Bay's industrial estate. The structures are lightweight, feature a retracting (roll up) shade to access large sections of the garden bed, and both of them span over 5m in length.
We fitted out some beautiful veggie gardens at Santos Organic Warehouse Store in Byron Bay's Industrial Estate, and installed some of our 'Boroughs' worm tunnel compost systems throughout. The worm tunnels are a perfect simple system for processing your organic waste, whilst directly benefiting the veggies and garden!
The team recently completed a Garden Ship for a Mullumbimby family. As the property is shared with a large variety of farm and native animals, the veggie garden had to be built in such a way that is was protected, so a shade tunnel design was developed.
This week we installed the Compost Central Twin Cone Composter at a Rosebank Primary School, a small, local public school in the Hinterland NSW. The install is just the beginning! The school staff and students have plans to redevelop the garden beds and start growing some veggies!
Andrew and the team spent a week building a customised, raised compost garden bed at the rear of Compost Central warehouse in Byron Bay's Industrial Estate. The garden featured the fully integrated Twin-Cone Sub-Surface Compost Unit (designed and manufactured by Compost Central) which collects organic food waste and plant matter, and with the help of the microbes and worms, converts the waste into valuable, nutrient-packed compost soil and liquid, which is auto-irrigated directly to the soil and roots of the plants.
Some time ago we installed a series of 'Boroughs' worm tunnels (mini compost units) into the front herb garden bed, and rear vegetable garden of the Compost Central warehouse in Byron Bay's Industrial Park. The herbs, courtesy of Byron Bay Herb Nursery, are thriving with the boroughs, which are installed under the soil, flush with the surface. They feed nutrient-packed organic food waste which the worms have converted again to 'food for the food', directly into the roots of the plants. In very little time, these guys are vibrant and lush!
Using up-cycled bath tubs, Andrew and the team constructed the 'Little Epic' worm compost farms, housed in a solid frame with hinged, sealed lids. Perfect breeding grounds for our mass colony worms! You'll see these at our warehouse in Byron Bay Industrial Park - come by and see them in person!
Andrew and a team spent some of this week at The Farm at Byron Bay, building a 'Lasagne'-style strip compost mound. The mound is 13meters long and holds over 30 cubic meters of food waste and plant matter. The mound was sprayed and treated with a microbial inoculant spray to boost the microbe population density, speeding the compost and decomposition process.
Some others that have been benefiting from the Twin Cones are the farm's children visitors! Andrew held a very informative talk for the kids, teaching them the basics of our food waste and composting cycles - and now these little guys and girls know how to do it and what to put in it!