Compost Workshop

Are you keen to compost your food waste but not sure how? Or, tried composting before but want to learn more? This session is for you.

 
11am - 1pm Saturday 24th February 
Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre, Park Rd, Birkenhead

Description: Are you keen to compost your food waste but not sure how? Or, tried composting before but want to learn more? This session is for you, and it is free, but be sure to book your tickets as space is limited.

Composting your food scraps is a great way to reduce the waste your household produces! Join Minna Alanko-Falola of Compost Works in this informative two-hour workshop to get the skills and confidence to give composting a go. You will get lots of practical advice about the principles of composting, what you can compost, how to set up and manage your own composting system, and how to prevent things from going wrong. Our focus will be on food waste but the principles apply to garden waste too. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions throughout.

There may be an opportunity to visit the Kemp Garden after the session to see the composting stages in action, if you wish to join this, please wear appropriate footwear.

This training is free thanks to support from Wirral Council. Places are limited.

 

Links to Climate Challenge: Theme is Composting – direct people to climate action website which also has info on how to compost and how to get a free compost bin. Also, to let us know if they are doing the composting challenge on the climate action hub.

Seed Growing Workshop

Want to learn the secrets of growing your own plants? Join the Friends of Birkenhead Park for this free interactive seed growing workshop. Perfect for families or anyone who wants to get their hands dirty.

 
11am - 1pm Saturday 16th March 
Edward Kemp Community Garden, Ashville Road, Birkenhead, CH41 8AU

Description: Want to learn the secrets of growing your own plants? Join the Friends of Birkenhead Park for this free interactive seed growing workshop. Perfect for families or anyone who wants to get their hands dirty.

The workshop will cover the basics;

-getting the right compost, seed tray and pots

-how to sow and look after seeds

-how to grow potatoes/onions in a small space

You will be able to take away your potted seeds to grow and enjoy harvesting and eating!

This is a hands-on session in the Edward Kemp Community Garden, so please wear sensible shoes. Please bring an old bucket or container to plant up if you have one. Seed trays and seeds will be provided.

This workshop is free of charge, thanks to the Friends of Birkenhead Park and funding from Wirral Council.

Address: Edward Kemp Community Garden, Ashville Road, Birkenhead, CH41 8AU

What3words: clear.brand.grow

Friends AGM

The 2024 Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Birkenhead Park, will take place in the Function Room, Visitor Centre, Park Drive on Saturday 24th February at 2pm.