Compost Master Class

Compost Master Class

Part time Permaculture Design Course

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Discover the latest thinking and innovation on creating compost and managing soil fertility in the garden.

 Practical demonstrations, composting science, top tips and good practice for producing the best quality compost quickly and efficiently.  

Nicky delivers a lifetime’s study and practice with boundless  enthusiasm and insight. For anyone involved in growing at home, commercially or with groups. 

An additional day on Friday 8th June will cover the logistics, legalities, and finances of setting up a Community Composting Scheme. Please email us if you’re interested in booking on this. 

 About Nicky Scott AKA Dr Compost 

Dr Compost is a specialist in food waste composting solutions and has set up many systems in Devon schools as well as National Trust properties, prisons and other institutions. He has been employed by local Authorities in promoting Home composting and gives talks and runs workshops. He helped develop various in vessel composting systems including the Ridan and the Scotty HotBox which is made in Devon and sells through

Dr Compost has also been advising and training Community Farms helping set up straightforward composting systems that can be understood and used by multiple users. He has a long background in organic growing, working with schools, community groups local authorities and businesses on changing our perception of waste and prefers the term resource. 

He is also the chair of Growing Devon Schools partnership connecting children and teachers with outdoor education. See 

He is the author of several books on composting including How to Make and Use Compost The Ultimate Guide, Reduce Reuse Recycle and Composting For All

Staying in Bristol

The course is non-residential but we can connect you with lovely local permaculture group members offering free couch surfing or spare room accommodation from £10 per night. 

Postponed until October

**Unfortunately we have had to postpone this course until the Autumn. Please contact us if you’d like to know the new dates or watch this space. **

DATE: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018

TIMES: 10am to 5pm 

VENUE: Golden Hill Community Garden, Monks Road Entrance, Bishopston, Bristol  View Map



  • Full Waged £95
  • Low Waged £75
  • Unwaged £45

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