Beginners guide to composting and ‘wormeries’.



This is a basic session to introduce the concept of recycling your natural waste, be that through the break down of material via microbes, i.e. composting, or the digestion through worms.

Throughout this session we are going to look at creating a basic compost heap model out of wooden pallets, to increase air flow.

The wormery is to be created out of stacked plastic containers that will allow passage of worms up and down the column. We will think about what a worm needs to survive and how this can be provided within our captive unit.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, people will:

  • Discuss and consider the natural cycling of nutrients
  • Consider what animals will co-exist in your compost heap and their interactions
  • Learn about the importance of oxygen in a compost heap or wormery
  • Learn about the different elements that should or shouldn’t go into a compost heap or wormery along with their necessity !

Session date and time

13th August  11 – 12 a.m.

and 15th August 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.

Session Pricing

£5 per person

Directions and Parking

This event takes place in High Elms Country Park. Please consider arriving by bus, the R8 and the 358 stop near the park, with the 358 alight at Farnborough village and walk down through St Giles church grounds and the field, cross Shire Lane to arrive at the Park.

The main car park is located on High Elms Road (near Shire Lane). You can follow the Brown Highway signs for High Elms Country Park.

Blue badge parking is available in front of the BEECHE building. To access this please access the park using the entrance off Shire Lane which is marked for deliveries and staff. At the cross roads turn left up the slope and you will see the BEECHE building at the top of the slope. Please be aware this entrance and car park is only for Blue Badge holders.

What to wear and other information

The session will take place outside so please dress appropriately. Please wear boots, trainers or wellies (No ballet pumps).  The session will involve walking outdoors. please wear long sleeved trousers and tops.

For more information contact the BEECHE office on 01689860571 or email



Additional information


13th August, 15th August