Soil and Composting Masterclass

25feb2:30 pm4:30 pmSoil and Composting MasterclassCome along to this workshop to learn how to make compost and nourish the soil. OrganiserFood and Climate Action (GCFN)Polmadie Plots, Prospecthill Circus Glasgow G42 0AH2:30 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWorkshop & TrainingThemeFood & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

Did you know that the soil that we walk on and that we grow our food in is not just rocks and dirt, but a whole ecosystem? Soil is alive, it’s home to billions of micro organisms, invertebrates and other animals. The health of the soil is key to a healthy climate and a healthy food system. Join us in this workshop on soil health and composting as we learn how our soil supports us and how we can support our soil.

This workshop is led by Mark Hanlon, soil scientist at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. We will look at the basics of soil science, soil remediation and how we can start healing our soils by composting.

How to get there:

The workshop will be held at Polmadie Plots in Toryglen. Polmadie Plots are located along the footpath between the Toryglen Asda, Polmadie Recycling place and Malls Mire woodland. To get there, follow the pedestrian path between Polmadie Road and Prospecthill Circus or the pedestrian path on Jessie Street towards Prospecthill Circus. The nearest bus stop is on Aitkenhead Road, a 10 minute walk from the plots.

Covid-19 and Access Info:

Polmadie Plots is reached via concrete pedestrian paths that are suitable for wheelchairs but please note that the plots itself are on uneven, grassy surface.

There are no toilets on site but there are accessible toilets a short walk away at Toryglen Community Base.

Please do not attend if you feel unwell, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or have tested positive yourself. Please let us know if you can’t attend anymore. We would like to encourage all participants to do a Lateral Flow Test before attending.

Please get in touch with Rebecca at [email protected] if you would like to attend but you have concerns about accessibility.



(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


Polmadie Plots

Prospecthill Circus Glasgow G42 0AH