Saturday 29 July 2023, 10:30am – 1:30pm
EcoMatters Environment Trust, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn, Auckland

Keen to grow veges cheaply and boost your soil health? Rats chewing holes in your worm farm?  Learn how to make your own free garden fertiliser (and garden statement piece).

Join Compost Collective facilitator/artist Adam Ben-Dror and artist Xin Cheng this Plastic Free July, and ask the question ‘WHAT COULD A BROKEN WASHING MACHINE BECOME?’. This will be a fun and interactive workshop where broken washing machines are transformed and upcycled into a ‘Rodent-Resistant Wormfarm’ and ‘Carbon Creator’ Grass Clipping Drier.

Book here!


  • Vermicast is a highly valued soil addition growing healthy plants – and a great use of food scraps, if you would like to make use of them for your own garden.
  • Carbon is an essential addition to compost or vermicast – and an awesome use for grass clippings.
  • Take home tips and tricks for successful worm farming, and learn how to build your own entirely plastic-free system.
  • The ‘Rodent Resistant Worm Farm’ and ‘Carbon Creator’ will be trialled in EcoMatters’ New Lynn Organic Teaching Garden.
  • The remaining parts will go on to find life in our next creative workshop with Adam and Xin.

This is a part-practical workshop.


  • thick gloves 
  • covered shoes
  • eye protection

Kia ora Compost Collective for helping support this workshop!