Launch of CIS Workshops

CIS Workshops

As promised, we’re officially launching our first series of CompostingInSingapore (CIS) workshops on composting, vermicomposting and aquaponics. Do set an appointment with us before we get all booked out in this brand new year!

If you haven’t heard, we’ve also set up our brand new Instagram account here. Check us out and say hello! We always reply.😉

Worm Therapy, Anyone?

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 7.00.37 pmWatch us add new kitchen scraps (raw vegetable wastes) into our mini worm bin. During the process, we uncovered worms of various sizes, some of them pretty feisty!

Nevertheless, these wriggly friends are extremely gentle (not to mention quiet and peaceable) as pets. They were undoubtedly annoyed when we dug them out of their hiding places, but that’s because we needed to make space at the bottom to bury new kitchen scraps. Burying food scraps prevents pests such as flies.

We’ve always enjoyed how extremely low maintenance these worms are. Simply ensure they have just enough moisture (not too wet or dry), a shady environment, food and air.

If you’re wondering why we chose a transparent box (since the worms disdain light), we have found it effective in deterring them from trying to climb out. We have also kept the lid off for better aeration (oxygen), and kept a spray bottle filled with aged water at the side to keep the top moist.

Did you know that this same box of worms were brought to our ‘live’ TV broadcast a few weeks back? We decided to let them remain in the box till they are populated enough to move to a bigger bin.

We don’t know about you, but watching them on video made us feel a tad sleepy, hence the title.😉

By the way, we’ve finally started an instagram account for CompostingInSingapore. Woohoo!! Do look us up @compostinginsg if you’re keen on joining us on more composting adventures. Our Twitter account is back too, so chat us up there or ask any questions!🙂

We were on ‘live’ TV!

A very happy new year to one and all!

It’s been a very busy 2015 for Joseph and I, but we’ve still been actively turning our household wastes into fertiliser at home. And we’re happy to say that despite our lack of care (we’ve been busy bees!) towards our bins and composting worms, everything has remained odourless and pest-free. In fact, I think we’ve churned out quite enough compost to last our family over the year 2016 and beyond. 😉

And now, an exciting update which I’m literally jumping in my seat to share with you:

Joseph was on ‘live’ TV!

He was invited onto a weekday Mandarin TV programme called Hello Singapore <<狮城有约>> to demonstrate how to create your own compost bin at home. Sharing the screen with the very charismatic Guo Liang and beautiful bubbly You Yi made it a very memorable experience, and we are very thankful to be part of it.

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You may view the broadcast here: http://bit.ly/1mHouhn

On top of that, do look forward to the following CompostingInSingapore plans that will take place shortly in 2016:

1) A revamped CompostingInSingapore blog. This site has been around since the dinosaur / advent age of social media, and we definitely think it’s time for a change.

2) An Instagram account (finally!) for CompostingInSingapore, because believe us, we have soooo many eye-opening pictures and videos of our composting experience still sitting in our computers. And we think Instagram may be a helpful tool to share them, and get even more connected with you.🙂

3) Last but definitely not least, we are working out the final details to conduct composting workshops for corporate, schools and communities. Since CompostingInSingapore first started in March 2010, we’ve been humbled and delighted at the many invitations extended to us to speak at several events. Unfortunately, due to our full-time work commitments, we had to turn down most of them.

Well, things are definitely changing in 2016! More details about these workshops will be released in due time, so do look out for them on our blog and Facebook page!

I guess that rounds up our very first post on this brand new year.😀 Enough about us, what about you? Has 2015 been a fruitful year in upcycling common wastes to black gold? Any new plans or resolutions about going green in 2016? Do share them in the comments below or hit us on our Facebook page.

Till then, happy composting!