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Capture the nutrition from garden waste

Close the nutrition loop in your backyard and save on fertilisers by safely recycling garden waste.

$14.00 incl. GST


Fallen fruit, fruit tree prunings, and other garden waste can—and should—be returned to the soil to save the valuable nutrients they contain. It’s called nutrient cycling, and is a key organic growing principle.

Recycling your garden waste is as important as recycling your rubbish, but without a good system to manage it, all too often it ends up in landfill where it produces destructive greenhouse gases. It’s also important to understand how to do it safely without spreading pest and disease problems.

This module will help you understand how to turn a problem into safe and free fertiliser for your garden, where your nutrient ‘leakage’ happens and plan practical ways to prevent it.

What’s included in this module:

  • Unit 1a: Maximise soil fertility (article)
  • Unit 1b Maximise soil fertility (audio)
  • Unit 2 Keep the nutrients in your garden (activity)