Introduction to Practical Composting (Online) with Jim Cronin

Quality compost is an integral part of a fertile, weed free, nutritionally-balanced farm and garden. In this 4-session online course filmed on-location at his farm, Jim Cronin will bring you through the finer details of compost making for farmers, growers and gardeners.

A step-by-step guide to practical compost making from the small grower or gardener up to the large scale farmer. These principles are suitable for anyone – whether your target is to create 100 kilos of compost or 1000 tonnes.

Course Structure:
Three online video tutorials followed by a full live Q&A session with trainer Jim Cronin.

– Video Tutorial 1: September 1st
– Video Tutorial 2: September 8th
– Video Tutorial 3: September 15th
– Special Live Q&A Session with Jim Cronin: September 21st

Please note that the sessions will all be available to watch back as often as you like once they have premiered. You will be sent a link and unique password on the morning of each session to watch the videos.

Course Topics covered:
– Principles of good composting
– Compost heap sizes
– Siting a compost heap
– Ingredients to use
– Properties of Brown / Green ingredients
– Achieving optimum temperature
– Innoculators
– Visual assessment of your compost heap
– Do’s and Don’ts for your compost heap
– Finishing your compost heap

Trainer – Jim Cronin:
Jim is a renowned organic vegetable grower who trains people to become growers themselves. Jim operates a market garden in Bridgetown, Killaloe, Co. Clare where he grows a wide range of vegetables year round. Jim uses draft horses to help with the heavy work. He also runs our popular Organic Market Gardening and Introduction to Market Gardening courses.

Cost:
€30 when you book through NOTS.

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