More Compost-Crazy Training to Make your Own Wormery

Our Compost Crazy Training has been so popular, we have arranged 3 more sessions; this time on Summer evenings:

Wednesday 2nd May 2012 6:30-8:30 pm (this replaces Tuesday 24th April previously advertised) – SORRY NOW FULL

Monday 28th May 2012 6:30-8:30 pm – NEW SESSION

Tuesday 29th May 2012 6:30-8:30 pm – SORRY NOW FULL

UPDATE 24 MAY: We have ONLY 1 space left on Monday 28th.  These courses are proving very popular and filling up quickly.  Please get in touch (email Sue: to book your space (see booking form below).

Shandon Local Food Group are working with Transition Edinburgh South (supported now by a Waste Action Grant) to deliver this training in Composting Systems that can make good use of your kitchen waste including the materials and tools to Make your own Wormery (Length 450 mm, Height 480 mm,Width 350 mm).  You just need to be able or willing to learn to use a battery drill, and have a spare a couple of hours on a Summer Evening!

All courses will take place outside (or in the glasshouse if wet) at The Royal Edinburgh Community Garden on Myreside Rd under the tuition of Sean Jacques.  Most wood is pre-cut and you work in a team production line, helping each other to produce a wormery for each member of the team.  Worms, book, tools and refreshments will be provided.  However, if you have or can borrow a battery drill the please bring it to help speed up the screwing process.  Total number of places is limited to 18 so please book early so you don’t miss out!

Photos of wormery course on 5th February 2012

Click here for photos of our courses on 18th March

Remember that you will make a wormery to take away with you, so please let us know if you need help to take it home.


Contact Sue McKendrick of Shandon Local Food Group to book a place.  0782 444 9265

The Compost Crazy Booking Form V3 is available here for more information and confirming your booking.


The Wormery is an ideal way to deal with your kitchen food waste.  It may be your composting solution if you have a rat problem in your garden as it is an enclosed box.  The worms munch through vegetable peelings and any scraps of food (not meat or salted foods) you can put in there.  After a mere three months you have the most fabulous worm cast compost or vermiculture.

For some questions and answer’s on wormeries, please click here.

A group looks at hot boxes and wormery.

Photo: A group take a look at the wormery and hot boxes at the Community Garden.

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