What food can I put in my compost bin? What’s that smell? Won’t it attract mice and rats? Join us for a two hour workshop to answer all your composting questions. You’ll learn how to get the right balance of ‘browns and greens’, when to turn and water your heap and when it’s ready to use in your garden and where. We’ll build a DIY compost bin together and discuss the pros and cons of DIY versus ready made compost bins.
This training is funded by PXI Community Allotments and is intended primarily to prioritise the people living and working in the Southey and Firth Park areas. However, we do have a few additional ‘Outside Area tickets’ for people outside these communities. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
At this workshop, you can learn these techniques and skills:
The basics of using a drill and hammer
Using a handsaw
Browns, greens and what you should and shouldn’t add to your compost heap
Turning, watering and using your compost
All tools and material will be provided
Safe working practices
Introduction to tools and techniques
Personal protective equipment plus apron to wear
Unlimited answers to your questions
How to prepare:
Join our pre-event Whatsapp group (a link will be sent when you book)
Wear closed toe shoes and tie hair and loose items back
See our map to plan for public transport, taxi and parking on the day
Bring your own mugs/cups
Hand sanitizer and wipes
If you have any questions please email for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Role models attending
Elle is a creative based in the lovely city of Sheffield. Elle is eager to grow, play and learn with each community. “Communities will be involved in all parts of design and delivery. Their voices will create the toolkit for co-created events and programming.”
Elle is a creative based in the lovely city of Sheffield. Working primarily as Maker-in-Residence for Brightbox, she also freelances in design and communication. She has worked and volunteered with several Sheffield-based art charities and social-enterprises. Elle is co-founder of community collective established for uniting under-represented groups in the music industry – woman, non-binary and trans folk. Joining the Brightbox team in May 2021, she is eager to grow, play and learn with each community. “Communities will be involved in all parts of design and delivery. Their voices will create the toolkit for co-created events and programming.”
She graduated from BA Product Design in Sheffield, 2018, and worked with a local young-people’s art group before relocating to Bristol to work for a Bath-based design consultancy. Here she focused on trends, foresight and consumer research. She received press-recognition for a project brief she created, Suhka, which focuses on innovating femtech and wellness to become more accessible and inclusive. Just less than year later, she moved back to Sheffield to work more closely with the community and city she loves!
You would normally find her hosting “dhal and decks” evenings every other Wednesday for aspiring DJ’s, music lovers and dancers to meet and share skills. She has been helping to continue connecting people, music and culture together during lockdown through an online series of DIY tutorials, talks and discussions. Other hobbies include cycling, quad roller-skating, gardening or down a rabbit hole discovering new music.