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Hot Compost build at the Tuakau & District Museum

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The pollinator garden behind the museum is ready to plant up with autumn flowers. 

It's almost two years since we stopped using toxic weedkiller behind the museum, and are almost able to say we're growing healthy, organic, spray-free weeds - the perfect ingredient for hot compost. 

If you've been wondering if it really is possible to turn invasive weeds into exquisite compost, then here's a chance to come and see for yourself. 

What's Hot Compost?

It's a lazy gardener's way to make great soil - build a cubic metre pile in one session, with the greens and browns carefully balanced, ample air flow, and the perfect moisture content. Use animal manure if possible, and when done, pop the biodynamic compost preparations inside, to let the herbal remedies work their magic. 

Wait a couple of months, and you have beautiful soil. 

I'll be adding some biodynamic cow pat pit preparation to the compost pile, so it's also an opportunity to learn about this soil conditioner. 

All welcome

The Museum is open to the public on Sunday afternoons, and then Thursday mornings are volunteering days at the museum. You can wander around the premises and chat with the people working on a wide range of exhibits on Thursdays, and then chat with the duty volunteers on a Sunday. It's a fascinating place to hang out, and a lovely group of people. 

Each time I tend the garden I apply the biodynamic CPP preparation (cow pat pit), so if you'd like to try this then bring a bottle to take some home with you - a 1 or 2 litre empty milk bottle is adequate. 

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