Here is the information for a grand day out. A real antidote to the Christmas frenzy, get to grips with wiggly worms and worm composting plus two very special afternoon garden visits. There will be more information on worms available for you to take away on the day.

PROGRAMME Tuesday December 18th  All Welcome

Joint event for The Mediterranean Garden Society/Os Jardineiros do Sotavento/Clube dos Bons Jardins Garden Groups

10.30am – 12.30pm    A visit to this Messines based company to learn how to turn your waste into compost. Special offers on Wormcompost, wormeries and worms.  Nelson Lourenço will take us through the science and the art of making wormcompost and worm tea from our own  kitchen and garden waste.  Web Site


MEET at Futuramb, Unidade de Valorização Orgânica, Messines de Cima, 8375-047 São B. Messines Directions available on request and some MGS signs out on the day. GPS coordinates   “37º 14? 34,96 N” / 8º 13? 41,89 O”


Please bring coffee/hot drink for a mid morning break. Lunch can be taken at any of the local restaurants in Messines and directions will be supplied on the day.


2.00 – 4.00pm           GARDEN VISITS – In the afternoon we will visit two private gardens of MGS members between Messines and Silves. Both gardens have removed lawns and replaced them with drought tolerant planting.  The first garden is owned by enthusiastic vegetable and fruit growers, Tamsin and Chris, and also has a worm composter. Nelson will be with us for this visit and will discuss the application of worm compost on organic crops and home vegetable production and be available to answer questions. The second garden is owned by Lou and Brenda and is a holiday home where they have removed large lawn areas and used many plants from the nursery of Olivier Filippi of France. This is a great example of how to make a waterwise garden when the owners are not permanently resident. Lou and Brenda have also kindly offered to provide some seasonal refreshments for us to round off the day.

Links to articles on these two gardens  Tamsin & Chris

Lou & Brenda

COST will be 20 euros per person for the workshop. There will be the opportunity to buy worm compost, worms and wormeries on the day. Futuramb also makes local deliveries for any larger purchases.

We are very grateful to Tamsin & Chris and Lou & Brenda for agreeing to our visits. Please book your place for this event with Rosie Peddle at or tel 289 791 869 by Wednesday December 12th please. If you have any queries or would like any further information just let me know.

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