WINDSOCK ~ WINDSOCK AVIATION ~ WINDSOCK AUSTRALIA ~ WINDSOCK DEFENCE ~ WINDSOCK INDUSTRIAL ~ WINDSOCK SAFETY ~ WINDSOCK GAS ~ WINDSOCK WATER ~ WINDSOCK MINING ~ WINDSOCK ADVERTISING ~ WINDSOCK AGRICULTURE ~ WINDSOCK MARINE ~ WINDSOCK SPORT

Specialising in the fabrication & supply of quality Australian made Windsocks including CASA specification Aviation Windsocks

Windsock Masts/Poles and associated equipment (including Anemometers) are also provided for Australian and overseas customers

We proudly supply windsocks to all Australian States and offshore

We welcome enquiries from any person or organisation wanting windsocks

Our list of customers continues to expand and in addition to organisations such as RioTinto we extend our hand to ExxonMobil PNG, Bechtel, ConocoPhilllips, Monadelphous, QGC, Raw Construction (Perth Stadium), Hardi Australia, Kidman Pastoral. Georgina Pastoral, South 32, Epic Energy, Microflite, CHC Helicopters Australia, CRT Your Local Bloke, Simplot Australia, Bomaderry Bowling Club, Eagers Brisbane, Vanuatu International Airport (PIC)

 

Our dedication is to provide a quality product irrespective of the size of the organisation

WINDSOCK 4.5M BAUERFIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VANUATU

The bonus in ordering from Weatherworks is that we do the whole ‘Turnkey’ package or Windsock System Solution (WSS)~ the Windsock, the Pole, the Bolt Cage and the Windsock Frame or Pivot so that you can keep track of what’s happening right through to getting the consignment loaded onto a truck  without having to go through a whole bevy of different suppliers- ‘the buck stops right here’ as they say!’

 

We have access to superb engineering capabilities and supply Windsocks and Poles to the furthest extremities of the continent and freight costs even for the larger 8.5m -12m Windsock Poles is not a big issue

Windsocks are not only used to determine wind direction but are also utilised to indicate safety zones with a wide variety of applications from airports to helicopter landing pads embracing  industrial, mining, construction, power generation as well as sporting, recreational and decorative uses 

 

 How to Order or Enquire

Please call our Windsocks Sales Team at:-

T: 08 9359 2582  or email info@weatherworks.com.au or info@windsocksaustralia.com.au in the first instance to discuss your requirements; we try to be helpful and come up with the best windsock solution to suit you or your organisation. Please keep in mind that the design and production process can take some weeks so please be aware of this and order where possible well ahead

WIND REGIONS OF AUSTRALIA II COURTESY GALVANISED POLES AUSTRALIA

Some Factors to Consider 

  • We offer quality rather than cheapness

  • We offer a 12 months guarantee against shredding of  our supplied windsocks 

  • We do ask however that should your windsock become prematurely shredded that the windsock be returned to us so that an inspection can be made to determine how we can improve the product

  • Our Poles and Masts  are designed to comply with AS Standards and Specifications
  • Magnetic Particle Testing can be arranged for welding on windsock poles or masts 
  • We want you as a customer or potential customer and ourselves to to be satisfied and confident in the windsock and accessories and to this end please do not mull over any problem relating to any aspect of the windsock system supplied but get on the phone and call us at 08 9359 2582 or email info@weatherworks.com.au


Approvals & Placement of Windsocks


  • We remind that CASA does not approve windsocks and there is no approval process; there is a recommended standard for major airports only 

  • Where prior inspection of a potential windsock site is involved arrangements can be made where feasible to discuss and jointly determine the suitability of the proposed site

  • The top of a hill or mound is not necessarily the best location for the placement of a windsock as wind conditions can vary considerably from conditions elsewhere 

  • The top of a hangar is also not great for windsock placement due to turbulence factors

  • In regards to windsock placement please be mindful of trees, buildings and other facilities as well as line of sight so that employees or other involved public can see the windsock(s)

Windsock Sizes ~ Includes conventional sizes although on request any size can be manufactured

  • 1.2m (4′) x 30-35cm (14 inch) diameter~ includes Bridle/Rigging (Polyester) and Stainless Steel Swivel and Eyelets; Stainless Steel Rigging is also available

  • 1.5m (5′) x 35-45cm (14-18 inch) Diameter ~ includes Bridle/Rigging (Polyester) and Stainless Steel Swivel and Eyelets; Stainless Steel Rigging is also available

  • 1.8m (6′) x 45-60cm (18-24 inch) Diameter ~ includes Bridle/Rigging (Polyester) and Stainless Steel Swivel and Eyelets; Stainless Steel Rigging is also available

  • 2.4m (8′) x 60cm (24 inch) Diameter Heavy Duty with Eyelets – recommend purpose built rotating  316 Stainless Steel Windsock Mounting Frame (sold separately)

  • 3.6m (12′) x 90cm (36 inch) Diameter Heavy Duty with Eyelets~ recommend purpose built rotating 316 Stainless Steel Windsock Mounting Frame (sold separately)

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

We haven’t quite reached the size below yet but would hope to at some stage!

WINDSOCK CHIPPENDALE COURTESY MIKALA DWYER

Windsock Features & Benefits

  • Triple stitching at the Mouth and Dual at the Tail (end) adds durability to the windsock

  • Knots are ‘Round Turn Double Half Hitch’ for maximum security

  • Bridle Rope ends are secured additionally with Amalgamation Tape again providing extra security

  • Eyelets, swivels are stainless steel and these last indefinitely

  • Bridles/Rigging utilise 4 mm marine 8 strand Yacht rope 

  • Option of a stainless steel Bridle/Rigging to ensure additional life

  • Colour choice including all the Pantone colours as well as the very bright standout Neon Yellow and Neon Orange hues

  • Windsock Mouth Diameters from 30cm (12″) up to 90cm (36″) 

  • Polyester materials used in the manufacture with Vinyl PU coating (Nylon is avoided due to its unsatisfactory UV resistance) 

  • Various weights of fabric ranging from light 145gsm to heavy duty 360gsm

  • Windsock Bridles and Stainless Steel Swivels to attach the windsocks to a 360 degree M/D or H/D SS Rotor Arm Pivot or Side Arm

  • Eyelets in lieu of Bridle Rigging in SS to enable the windsocks to be laced or cable tied  to a Windsock Frame

  • Customised full colour printing of Logos, Company Name, Images, Lettering, Advertising Messages 

  • Various fixing options including Windsock Store 45cm Stainless Steel Rotor Arm Pivots  Medium and Heavy Duty 

  • Stainless Steel Windsock Frames with Ring/Mouth diameters from 30cm to 90cm (12″ to 36″)

  • Illuminated and non-illuminated windsock Masts or Poles including Mains and Solar powered Poles

  • Side-Mounted windsock Poles for attaching to a building or structure

  • Fixed, Base Hinged or Mid-Hinged Poles in Stainless or Galvanised Steel, Aluminium 

  • Carbon Fibre Windsock Poles with added flexibility and less weight 
  • Bolt Cages with swivel capability to ensure the integrity and stability of our  windsock poles

  • Supplementary aids including hand-held Anemometers (Wind measuring instruments)  to enable accurate measurement and windsock shape at your location

 Windsock, Wind Cones, Wind Direction Indicators Applications

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  • safety and evacuation planning

  • refrigeration, cold storage, food and beverage

  • petrochemicals, on-shore and off-shore oil & gas rigs

  • chlorine and wind-borne fumes and other gases

  • chemicals & sprays including pesticide drift

  • hospital heli-decks, air ambulance stations 

  • construction, mining and quarrying

  • waste water and sewage treatment works

  • grain terminals, horticulture, farming

  • shipping, marine and ports

  • power stations, refineries, energy concerns

  • airports, airfields, heliports, private and light aircraft airstrips

  • aquatic and caravan centres

  • road and highway cross winds

  • skydiving, paragliding, hang gliding, microlight and ultra light flying

  • child care centres, schools, colleges, institutions

  • home, business, local governments, cities and towns

  • bowling clubs, surf lifesaving clubs, archery clubs, football clubs

  • ski resorts, model aircraft clubs, race courses, fun runs, water sports, golf carts 

  • innovative forms of advertising

The best Windsock story (fact or fiction?) relates to Kevin Sheedy the master AFL coach;  May 11, 1991 – Windy Hill officials, at Sheedy’s request, tied down the windsock for the club’s game against West Coast to leave the visiting team clueless about the conditions at the ground ~ that’s what you’d call a master stroke!

Our windsock Customers & Assurances

Our windsock customers now number well over 200 valued clients ranging across all spheres of business, industry, government and recreational usage

  • We are  shipping windsock assemblies to all parts of Australia  as well as exporting windsocks and poles to countries such as Papua New Guinea and and French Territories including New Caledonia 

  • From a durability viewpoint windsock material is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions but a yearly replacement of the windsock should be regarded as normal 

  • Notwithstanding replacement indicators Windsock Australia guarantees for 12 months against shedding with a no quibble replacement policy during this period

  • We are always looking to improve the end product and we welcome customer comments and feedback to help us to do things better


Windsock Custom Printing

WINDSOCK MOAMA SPORTS CLUB AUGUST 2015

  • Custom printing on windsocks is increasingly popular be it your company logo, name, message or other script

  • Ideally an already high resolution logo or name will help speed-up the process or you may well have access to a graphic designer

  • Email your design or logo and we will be able to provide an estimate both in time and outlay

  • Advise on the windsock colour your prefer and the colour of any  printing and we will digitally transfer the agreed lettering or logo onto your windsock

Customer Satisfaction

It is our aim to please and the standout Rio Tinto example shown was 1800mm (6′) length x 450mm (18″) Diameter Throat Opening in Bright Neon Orange with two company names for each Heavy-Duty Windsock 

The Windsocks for Rio Tinto were supplied with 6 metre length Aluminium Marine Grade Windsock Poles with further details (see below)

Truly a superb effort by all and completed inside two weeks; we like to keep our clients happy

We can do the same for your organisation

Just give us the opportunity and call us on  08 9359 2582 in the first instance or email info@weatherworks.com.a

Windsock Colour RangeWINDSOCK UP THERE CAZALY 432x

  • Windsock colours can vary widely with  White,  Neon Yellow & Neon Orange predominating

  • At the current time we are using 135gsm knitted polyester interlocked Triglobal fabric suitable for customised digital printing of windsocks 

Windsock Pivots & Windsock Mounting Frames

  • Our precision machined and assembled windsock frames, extended frames, Rotor Arm or Sidearm Pivots both medium and heavy duty we believe are the best available
  • Stainless steel bearings are utilised in the windsock frames and ACETAL bushes are used in the Rotor Arm Pivots

Windsock Poles / Posts / Masts

  • Windsock Poles or Masts likewise vary considerably based upon end use and location with both Heavy Duty Base Plate, In-Ground and Wall Mount ‘Swing Down’ Poles in demand be they in Stainless Steel or Galvanised Steel

  • Mid-Hinged Poles are ideal in situations where space maybe at a premium and cherry pickers are not accessible

  • Poles materials likewise vary and we are able to supply Galvanised Steel, Stainless Steel and  Aluminium  poles ranging from 3m to 8.5m

  • Into this range also is our offering of Solar or Mains Powered WDI’s (Wind Direction Indicators) with 4-Way Illumination Mounts, cabling along with the necessary Certification

  • Increasingly there is a demand for our Portable Carbon Fibre Windsock Poles which can be erected quickly for Hazard and Emergency Response Units

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

WIND CHIMES BASS LARGE 1.35M CUSTOM TUNED

Bass wind chimes designed and precision made in Western Australia

The dulcet tones of our newly developed elegant and superbly crafted giant wind chimes with the main tube measuring 1.35m in length or 54″ in the old scale x 75mm OD or if you will 2.4m from the top of the knot to the bottom of the wind chime sail and as a result our wind chimes are meant to be hung outside when a permanent location has been selected and as such are built with heavy weather in mind

The tubes are engineered from ‘never-rust’ marine grade tempered Aluminium which has supposedly the best resonance of any metal with a massive 6.3mm wall thickness and a smooth powder-coat finish

Comes with pinned suspension cords in stainless steel which never rub against the chiming tubes or cause any interference with the sounds

WIND CHIMES by WEATHERWORKS CUSTOMED TUNED

The tones emanating from this custom tuned pentatonic scale are simply out of this world and truly a symphony of arresting sound whether it be in your garden or some other dedicated position

The longer the tube the lower the note and the bass wind chimes capture the the deep inspiring sounds which link us to nature and assist in taking away any tensions and promoting inner happiness; indeed the well-being generated from listening to this instrument can be likened to perfect Feng-Shui

Should you be located in a built-up area cognisance will need to be taken of the proximity of your neighbours

Hanging your wind chime is a consideration and it may be located in an outdoor area or better still if you are blessed with a large suitable tree then hand it from a robust branch but not necessarily too close to the tree trunk as the aim is to get the swaying branches to help ‘rock’ the wind chimes

Costing of the wind chimes is difficult but the inputs have been many and quite expensive

Initially we are offering the example above at $850.00 but be quick as we wouldn’t wish to disappoint

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

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STEVENSON SCREEN AUSTRALIA ~ WEATHER BOX ~ WEATHER SCREEN ~ INSTRUMENT SHELTER ~ METEOROLOGICAL SCREEN

Why a Stevenson Screen or Weather Box?

Instrument Screens are essential for good measurement and house thermometers and other instruments such as a Hygrometer to measure Relative Humidity

Stevenson Screens are common around the globe both in onshore and offshore operations including shipping operations 

They are used throughout the UK synoptic station network and indeed in Australia 

Weatherworks Australian version of the traditional Stevenson Screen has been extensively tested and adapted for our generally ‘hotter’ climate with an exclusive Dual Roof to allow increased air movement and accurate temperature and related measurements

Our Customers include Doray Minerals Deflector Mine Site, Government of SA -PIRSA Urrbrae, Water Corporation WA, ANSTO Lucas heights NSW, GDF-Suez Pelican Power SA, Western Power WA, Integrated Industrial WA as well as numerous Lawn Bowls Clubs   

To find out more please call 0417 096 202

To Order please email: info@weatherworks.com.au

Please note Pricing 

Stevenson Screen Kit $1355.00 + GST (elsewhere up to $2200 ex UK 6-8 weeks!)


STEVENSON SCREENS READY FOR DESPATCH

 

 Placement

Of importance is the placement of the Instrument Shelter being 1.2m from ground level and in the Southern Hemisphere having the door facing South being the side that does not get sunlight at any stage.

Instrument Shelters placed next to club BBQ’s, under shade-cloth or with the door facing in any other direction other than South will not necessarily be reliable as also Instrument Shelters built from cupboard or door louvers and and plywood or similar

STEVENSON SCREEN KARDINYA BOWLING CLUB 2014

Fabrication

Weatherwork’s Instrument Shelters are fabricated in Australia from high quality (and expensive) Polycarbonate and Polyester Powder-coated Aluminium framing; other componentry is marine quality weather resistant materials complying with the best elements of Stevenson Screens and are unique in Australia at this time

The characteristics of Weatherwork’s Stevenson Screens allows for the perfect balance  between  good ventilation and radiation protection which translates into a better time response and more accurate measurements of temperature and humidity

Our Customers

We have appreciated the response from mining companies, water corporation, bowling clubs and others who have purchased our unique Stevenson Screen and we can assure prospective buyers that our Stevenson Screens have been tested and verified 

We also guarantee the accuracy of our Stevenson Screens  from field testing both in-house and by external users

What the experts are saying

From the UK Met Office ~ “the performance need not suffer as with wooden Screens- because of the deterioration to paint work between the painting cycles. This screen (high performance plastic) remains white and glossy just with a quick occasional clean”

Reference: Results of an intercomparison of wooden and plastic thermometer screens~ D.B.Hatton Met Office. Beaufort Park, Easthampstead, Workingham, Berkshire UK

Call to find out more 08 9359 2582 / 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

Digital Thermometers

We recommend high quality digital thermometers and we supply (FREE OF CHARGE) our highly recommend  TFA German Digital Thermometer for use with the Stevenson Screen which is an added reason to put the Weather Store Stevenson Screen on your wish list

Our recommended digital conversion (we still relish the analogue variety mind you) was prompted by the fact that Bowling Clubs or Team Captains need a quick and accurate measurement so that a decision can be made on the spot whether to continue a match or postpone the event due to excessive heat

Price

Stevenson Screen Kit $1355.00 + GST (elsewhere up to $2200 ex UK 6-8 weeks!)

Dimensions Base 400mm x 400mm; Height 500mm; Roof 630 x 630mm Weight 20kg

The Stevenson Screen Kit includes the Weather Box; inside stand for Digital Thermometer; TFA  (German) Digital Max-Min Thermometer

We can quote on a suitable in-ground Stand for securely fixing the Stevenson Screen

The Stand is powder-coated White to match the Stevenson Screen 

We will also supply a bag of quick-set cement to ensure the Stevenson Screen stand is firmly set into the ground 

 

Key Features of Weatherwork’s Stevenson Screens include

  • Australian designed and made

  • Secure mounting of Thermometers inside the Stevenson Screen

  • Operating temperature range -50° to +80°

  • Long-lasting  double acrylic louvres with UV stabilisation

  • Double louvered to ensure accurate temperature readings

  • Double base for added strength and duarability

  • Nil maintenance (no painting!) just a wipe down every so often to remove dust

  • Superior in trials (UK) to wooden screens

  • No wooden componentry requiring  regular upkeep and painting

  • Arguably a state-of-the art instrument shelter made in Australia rather than being imported

Specifications

  • Fabricated from high specification Polycarbonate
  • Aluminium framing with White powder coating

  • Stainless Steel (316) bolts, nuts and fixings
  • Aluminium rivets
  • UV stabilised Polycarbonate dual roof 
  • Thermoplastic reflective White louvres on the external sides
  • Thermoplastic non-reflective Black louvres on the internal sides
  •  Marine Polyamide UV stablilised door (pad-lockable door optional extra)   
  • Secure mounting(s) for thermometer and other instruments                            

Your Stevenson Screen needs to be: 

  • Away from walls, trees, concrete or bitumen footpaths, BBQ’s, Shadecloth

  • Fixed approximately 1.25m from ground level

  • In a position where air can circulate freely around the Screen

  • Cleaned  now and again (no painting is necessary)

  • Secured properly to avoid any vandalism and possibly unwanted removal  

For more information or to order a Stevenson Screen please call us on

08 9359 2582 / 0417 096 202 or

info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 


WEATHER STATION WW391~ WEATHER STATION WALL


Mingle Instrument WW391 Weather Station

Measures temperature and humidity with style!

Mingle’s uncompromising quality in manufacturing precision weather and related instruments impresses customers and end users throughout the world

Applications Home,Office, Sports

♣ the perfect gift for professionals in any discipline

♣ excellent for temperature measurement ~ bowls, tennis, all sports

♣ excellent for any office with its superior chrome finish

♣ a quality temperature and humidity measuring instrument

♣ ideal for the home dining, games or family room

♣ suitable for schools, meeting rooms, waiting rooms, hospitals, courtyards and patios

♣ measures accurately the  in/outdoor environment

Features/Benefits

♣ large easy-to-read numbers

♣ bright graphics

♣ highly visible from a distance

♣ contemporary styling

♣ chrome metal casing

♣ no battery required

♣ non mercury

♣ diameter 206mm

♣ 12 months warranty

♣ conforms to European Œ standards

♣ pre-set, ready to use, no adjustment necessary

♣ factory tested and calibrated

♣  manufactured under ISO9001 for long-term accuracy

♣ exclusive to the Weather Store ~ Weatherworks

Price: $49.95 +GST + Postage

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIND VANE ~WEATHERVANE ~ WEATHER VANE ~ CONTEMPORARY WEATHER VANE ~ WEATHERVANE AUSTRALIA

Weathervanes and Wind Vanes are back in style as a beautiful piece of art and a scientifically engineered precision weather instrument

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au


The contemportary and thoroughly modern unique  Wind Vane will operate in as little as a 0.5 kph breeze and can withstand cyclonic force winds.

 

Originally derived from Fascinating Electronics the Wind Speed Cups are hand-spun aircraft grade Aluminum, as is the Laser-cut Wind direction Fin. Machined hardware is 316 grade  Stainless Steel. Precision fully-enclosed roller bearings insure a smooth flowing operation and long life.

This is an ingenious weather instrument as well as a piece of art that you can  proudly display at your home,  school, business or sporting venue

Ideal for sports including lawnbowls, tennis, sailing, archery, rifle clubs where wind direction and conditions can be critical

In addition to its direct applications it serves as a  wonderful conversation starter

The  Wind Vane is guaranteed to be free from defects due to workmanship and materials used. Quality control is paramount. Mast is not included. Comes with assembly instructions

WIND DIRECTION ASSEMBLY

This classic piece of modern engineering not only enhances your property it  is a joy to watch in action

Owners become addicted to the presence of this useful weather addition and monitor it throughout the day. After owning one for a short time, nearly everyone says they could not part with it

Operates anywhere regardless of extreme hot or cold temperatures. Can be assembled in minutes using tools you already have.

Easy to follow assembly instructions and photos are included. UV resistant PVC is used for the piping structure and connecting caps (included). Wind velocity and wind direction components come preassembled,  balanced and ready to install.

The  Wind Vane is approximately 35cm tall and 35cm wide when assembled.

ANEMOMETER ASSEMBLY

Will not disturb wildlife, birds, dogs, cats or other domestic animals



Precision

Wind Vane pricing

$189.00 + GST + Postage

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

 

THERMOMETER MAX-MIN DIGITAL ~ THERMOMETER MAX-MIN TFA 30.1039 & 30.1053


The Weather Store is offering  versatile digital
thermometers from TFA Germany~ one of the most trusted names in meteorological instruments

Shows indoor or outdoor temperatures and records the maximum and minimum temperatures measured in both places. It offers instant and accurate readings for a wide range of applications:

Meteorology

– Bowling Clubs

– Refrigerators and Freezer

– Greenhouses & Hothouses

Vivariums and Terrariums

– Camper vans and Off-road situations

Electronic Maximum / Minimum Thermometer. This versatile electronic thermometer shows indoor or outdoor temperatures and records the maximum and minimum temperatures. It offers instant and accurate readings for a wide range of applications.

– Freeze Alert function

– Large Clear Display

– Integrated stand and hanging slot

– Shows both Max & Min temperature 

– 10 second sampling cycle

Size: 100mm x 75mm x 18mm

– Power: 1 x 1.5V batteries supplied

– Range: -50+70°C

Price: $69.90 + GST + Postage

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEATHERVANE ~ WEATHERVANE PERTH ~ ROOSTER WEATHERVANE AUSTRALIA

Gotta have a Weathervane!! Great prezzy for Grandad, Dad, Mum or the whole family

The Rooster (call him Harry; we did !) weathervane is great for your house, school, bowls club, golf club and any other club plus a myriad other locations; this is indeed a unique present and the rooster won’t upset the neighbours either

In fact Jerry has been rushing out the door and over 4000 of these little beauties have been sold (not all by us) so they must be good

A great present from New Zealand (they do things well there!) and likely to last a long time!

Comes in a beautifully presented box and looks the part for any gift occasion

 

 Weathervane Rooster in  Black (New Zealand):  $69.90 (includes GST) +  Postage

Please note currently nil stock due to exchange rates

 

Weathervane Rooster Muli-Colour (Germany):  $89.90 (includes GST) +  Postage

The rooster needs to be somewhere close where you can wish him the compliments of the day. Actually it’s a very comforting feeling to see the rooster happily swinging this way and that into the prevailing breeze and knowing he’ll be in the same spot when you arrive back

 

Features

  • Comes in Black or Coloured ~ you can use your artistic skills to colour up the Black version if you wish

  • Unassembled size 42cm ~ height 45cm being big enough to get noticed but without being too obtrusive

  • Comes in a beautifully presented gift box with a carrying handle

  • Comes with a booklet (at least the Black one does) of comprehensive instructions and weather facts

  • Warranted against defects

  • Not likely to crack up nor take off any time soon

Some Background

A weathervane is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind. They are typically used as an architectural ornament to the highest point of a building.  Although partly functional, weathervanes are generally decorative, often featuring the traditional cockerel design (like this one) with letters indicating the points of the compass. The word ‘vane’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘fane’ meaning ‘flag’. Oh and by the way it is suggested that a weathervane has the points of the compass showing whilst a windvane does not

The design of a weathervane is such that the weight is evenly distributed each side of the surface, but the surface area is unequally divided, so that the pointer can move freely on its axis. The side with the larger area is blown away from the wind direction. The pointer is therefore always on the smaller side (a northerly wind is one that blows from the north). Weathervanes especially those with fanciful shapes, do not always show the real direction of a very gentle wind. This is because the figures do not achieve the necessary design balance: an unequal surface area but balanced in weight.

To obtain an accurate reading, the weathervane must be located well above the ground and away from buildings, trees and other objects which interfere with the true wind direction. Changing wind direction can be meaningful when coordinated with other apparent sky conditions, enabling the user to make simple short range forecasts

Source Wikipedia.org

 

Some Australian Background

Weathervanes are not a big item on houses in this country in contrast to Europe and indeed North America, blessed as we are with all sorts of other roof gizmos including TV aerials, air conditioners and such like to grace our buildings. We hope to gradually change attitudes and get you to appreciate these wonderful moving roof ornaments

 

 Courtesy EPI NZ

Assembly Information

Assembly is relatively easy.  Open the box and have a good look at all the component parts (there aren’t many). Get the N-S and place it on top of the W-E.  Then the rooster is placed on top of the “spindle” or “axle” on which it spins pointing into the wind.  There are a number of methods of attaching the weathervane to a house, fence etc.  The assembled weathervane can sit on the top of a dowel (like a broom handle), it will need to be screwed into position so that the whole weathervane doesn’t rotate; it must be fixed and only the rooster should move.  There is a small indentation in the base which is where the screw needs to be placed – you may need to drill a hole out.

The broom handle (cut down to size) or dowel then can be fixed to the side of a house or fence.  Alternatively, a small block of wood could have a socket drilled out, using a “lock hole drilling attachment” to a drill (not sure what that is!).  The hole into which the dowel is placed should not go all the way through the wooden block as preferably two screws need to come up from the bottom to hold the dowel in place. Alternatively it could be glued into place with one of the many products in the market.  The block is then screwed to the top of the house or turret… MAKE SURE THAT THE “N” FOR NORTH IS ACTUALLY POINTING TO THE NORTH; if you have a compass please use it rather than guess north

  

Pricing (including GST) Rooster Weathervane

Weathervane Rooster in  Black:  $69.90  +  Postage

Weathervane Rooster Multi-Colour: $89.90 + Postage

Please do not get this (Plastic) Rooster Weathervane confused with a steel or wrought iron Weathervanes in relation to pricing as these versions will set you back from $300 or more! We can do these also but there will be a waiting time

 

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

  

  

 

 

WORM CASTINGS ~ WORM CASTINGS PERTH ~ ORGANIC WORM CASTINGS ~ VERMICAST

 Organic Growing with  Worm Castings form Weatherworks

Often referred to as ‘nature’s perfect plant food’ worm castings consist of organic material that has been digested by worms with up to ten times more nutrients than ordinary compost. Also described as the finest natural soil conditioner known being rich in plant foods with a fine crumbly texture to greatly improve soil structure

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

Use worm castings in situations where compost is normally used when planting seeds, seedlings or shrubs and also use as a top-dressing for fast growing plants. Worm castings add moisture retaining properties to soil because of the ability to hold 2-3 times the weight in water

David Murphy in his book “Organic Growing with Worms’ describes vermicast (worm castings) as the most valuable product you can have for improving your soil. David’s book is a great read and described by the renowned Peter Cundall as “———–an amazing, inspiring book…It should be on the bookshelf of every farmer, gardener —-” etcetera

Benefits of Worm castings amongst others include

  • Beneficial microbes, enzymes and humus are added to the soil

  • The structure of the organic worm compost aids in soil aeration

  • Improves water holding capacity

  • Enhances germination, plant growth and crop yield

  • Improves root growth and structure

  • Nutrients are more concentrated and available for plants to take up

  • Helps plants to build a stronger immune system to ward off pests and diseases

Using Worm Castings in the Garden 

Note: In all the applicable uses below you must avoid direct sunlight and turn the castings into your garden or compost heap as quickly as possible preferably in the evening in order to retain and activate the micro-organisms

  • Compost Activator: Excellent as a soil conditioner by mixing 5-10% of worm castings with compost; increases its structure and moisture holding capacity

  • Top Dressing: A handful of worm castings around plants and water it in 

  • Germinator: Plant seeds in 100% worm castings for better results and then transfer later to potting mix

  • Potting Mix: Mix 5-10% worm castings with any other potting mix for vigorous healthy growth for up to six months

  • Soil Conditioner: Sprinkle worm castings 2-3mm thick even in poor soil then dig it and water it in at any time of the year for amazing results

  • Tree Planting: Add a spade-full of castings in the bottom of the hole to give your often expensive tree the right start in life

  • Seed Inoculation: For any seed including lawn shake the seed together with about 10% castings before you spread it

  • Fertiliser Replacement: Sprinkle around the base of plants dig it in and water it in well preferably later in the day

Simple  Worm Compost “TEA”

Not your regular tea; you can’t drink it but the garden certainly loves it

  1. Make a compost tea bag from cheese cloth, T shit (old) or something that will allow ready movement of water through the fabric (not plastic!)

  2. Fill the tea bag with worm castings and tie off the end or ends as necessary

  3. Dunk the tea bag in a bucket of water and make sure it’s covered with water

  4. Leave overnight, stir it around if possible and next morning the water should be like weak tea

  5. Pour the fruits of your efforts (weak tea) over your garden next morning to ensure the microbes are still active

  6. Remove the tea bag, open it up and tip it in your garden or onto your compost heap

Should you wish to delve further into Compost Tea please contact and we will provide a Recipe and how to go about making Brewed Compost Tea

How much? How to Order

 20 Litre Bag $20.00 

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORM FARM ~ WORM FARM PET WASTE ~ PET WASTE COMPOSTING ~WORM FARM POOCH LOO ~ WORM FARM DOG WASTE ~ DOG WASTE SOLUTIONS

Pet Waste Composter~Pet Waste Worm Farm~Worm Farm~Dog Waste Worm Farm~Animal Waste Disposal 

Introducing the Worm Farm Store Wheelie Bin Pet Waste Recycling Solution

Safe, sanitary, sustainable and healthy

Avoids flushing, pitching, burying, ignoring pet waste 

What’s more it avoids stepping on it —yuk!

Your best mate’s worm farm is the Bow Wow of all doggie doo disposable solutions for your trusty companion

 

 Compost worms  and the class leading design of the pet waste worm farm eliminates all smells, flies, pests and pathogens at the same time

 

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

Pooch Loo models to suit all sized dogs and kennels from 80-1100 Litres

No odours meaning they absolutely don’t smell as the worms take out the smells as well as the pathogens

Naturally Environmentally friendly

Beaut present for your best mate(s)!

Perfect for all breeds of dogs (the Australian Shepherds above love them!) and perfect for households, kennels, pet resorts, pet havens, animal shelters and animal refuge homes

The Pooch Loo Worm Farm from Worm Farms Australia Facts and Figures!

80 Litre Compost Worms included 0.25kg (1000+) = 2 x small dogs or 1 x medium dog

120 Litre Compost Worms included 0.4kg (1500+) = 3 small or 2 x medium or 1 x large dog 

   140 Litre Compost Worms included 0.5kg (2000+) = 3 x small or 2 x medium or 1 x large dog

  240 Litre Compost Worms included 1.0kg (4000+) = 4 x small or 3 x medium or 2 x large or 1 x giant dog

360 Litre Compost Worms included 1.5kg (6000+) = 7 x small or 5 x medium or 3 x large or 2 x giant dogs

660 Litre Compost Worms included 2.5kg (10000+) = 14 x small or 10 x medium or 6 x large or 4 x giant dogs

 

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORM FARM ~ WORM FARM HOME ~ WORM FARM WORK ~ WORM FARM SCHOOL ~ WORM FARM PERTH ~ WORM FARM SYDNEY ~ WORM FARM ADELAIDE ~ WORM FARM BRISBANE ~ WORM FARM MELBOURNE

Worm Farms Australia® has  arguably the widest range of worm farms available on the planet commencing with our 60 Litre worm farm and culminating in our 1100 Litre Wheelie Bin Worm Farm — and every worm farm can be moved around quite easily as needed to avoid the sun or just to put the little beauties in a safe place overnight

The array of worm farms is designed to cater for every family, school, community and business size providing a unique home for worms and make worm composting a whole lot easier both for you and the worms

As members of the Australian Worm Growers Association and the Association for Sustainability in Business we have a responsibility to manufacture and sell superior products, provide fresh worms and honour our customers with superior service and value

Characteristics of your prospective worm farm 

Tough ~ providing the stability and strength to handle all worm composting situations

Engineered to perfection ~ the worm farms function perfectly and make worm farming a joy

Innovative ~ a vibrant living worm factory for worm castings production 

Productive~ stocked with our pedigreed worms with the right mix of organic waste worm harvesting produces copious quantities of worm tea and worm castings 

What size worm farm do need and is there a range you can you choose from?

The worm farms come in a size to suit every situation from households to hotels and lots in between including schools and early learning centres 

A popular  sized worm farm  for schools and education is our 4-wheeled 140 Litre Chateau, also the 240 Litre Superieur and 360 Litre Grande or Geant with the latter size being ideal for a classroom block of approximately 120 students and able to cope with scraps from Morning Recess and Lunch 

 

SIZES

60L, 80L, 120L, 140L, 240L, 360L Wheelie Bin Worm Farms

As our friend Wiggly Worm says

“So easy to move!

So easy to prove!

So easy for worms!

So easily confirmed!”

We also fabricate Worm Farms for pet waste to enable you to give your best mate(s) a dedicated worm farm ~ they love it too!

We also supply Kitchen Composting Kits using the Bokashi method so that absolutely ALL of your organic scraps can be composted; and what’s more the fermented scraps can be consumed by the worms including normal worm farm No-No’s ~ meat, fish, dairy, citrus, onions, garlic etc; now that’s a great idea!

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

What comes with your Worm Farm ?  

All our worm farms come fully loaded with lots of goodies  (please note you will need to purchase compost worms to get things moving swiftly and give the worms are chance to get through your scraps 

  1. Comprehensive instructions  

  2. Thermometer to monitor  ‘worm’ weather conditions 

  3. Dolomite to assist with pH balance 

  4. Volcanic Rock Dust to assist the worms’ digestive functions

  5. Trowel to remove worm castings  

  6. Collection tray for worm juice

  7. Hot line phone (08 9359 2582) with virtually 24/7 availability to assist or help with any queries

Wheelie Bin Worm Farm Kits available~please check below for pricing and ordering information — just give us a call in the first instance and tell us what your require or raise any other questions relating to worm farms that you require an answer for 


☺Worm Farm 80 Litre Kit ‘Chalet’

Capacity Guideline: Capable of handling food scraps from a single person household 

Colours: YELLOW, RED, BLUE, MIX ‘N MATCH

 Capacity Guideline: Capable of handling food scraps from a two person household

☺ Worm Farm 120 Litre Kit ‘Cadet’ 

Colours:  PURPLE, YELLOW, NATURE GREEN, DARK GREEN, BLACK, WHITLE, BURGUNDY, ORANGE, RED, BLUE, BROWN: MIX ‘N MATCH

Capacity Guideline: Capable of handling food scraps from a two to three person household

☺ Worm Farm 140 Litre Kit ‘Chateau’                

4 Wheels ~ Hinged Door

Colours: NATURE GREEN, DARK GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, RED, ORANGE: MIX ‘N MATCH

Capacity Guideline: Capable of handling food scraps from a three to four person household

☺ Worm Farm 240 Litre Kit ‘Superieur’

Colours: DARK GREEN, NATURE GREEN, GREY, BLACK, BURGUNDY, ORANGE, PURPLE, BLUE, RED, YELLOW, BROWN, MIX ‘N MATCH 

Capacity Guideline: Capable of handling food scraps from a  four to six person household

☺ Worm Farm 360 Litre Kit ‘Geant or Think Big’

Colours BLUE , DARK GREEN, YELLOW, MIX ‘N MATCH

Capacity Guideline: Capable of handling food scraps from a greater than six person household

 

Collection / Delivery Perth Residents

 

48 Johnson PlaceWattle Grove 9359 2582 / 0417 096 202   info@weatherworks.com.au  

Member Worm Growers Association Australia 

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

WORM FARM ~ WORM FARM COMMERCIAL ~ WORM FARM PERTH ~ WORM FARM ADELAIDE ~ WORM FARM MELBOURNE ~WORM FARM SYDNEY ~ WORM FARM BRISBANE ~ WORM FARM AUSTRALIA

The Food WasteTask at hand

Australians might love a good meal but if you believe FoodWise we throw away a staggering ” –$8 billion worth of edible food every year” (ABC News). The claim stacks up says the article but the $8 billion only refers to household food waste including Fresh Food, Leftovers, Packaged/Long-Life, Drinks, Frozen Food, Home Delivered/Take Away

Bin Audits in NSW and Victoria have found that food waste accounts for approximately 40% of overall bin waste~~ Question is can something be done about such waste?

Hopefully Worm Farms Australia can contribute something to this debate by offering solutions with our large scale Commercial Wheelie Bin Worm Farms 

In this respect we are delighted to introduce our 660 Litre ‘Très Grand’ & 1100L ‘Énorme’ variants of our Wheelie Bin Worm Farms and we are keen to get expressions of interest from some of the potential End Users enumerated below 

Potential End Users:

Given that food waste resembles the scene shown the 660L and the 1100L are ideal for hotels, clubs and pubs, boarding houses, backpacker accommodation, schools, pre-schools, child minding centres, colleges, universities, hotels, B&B’s, motels, restaurants, resorts, recreational centres, tourist parks, catering organisations, mining camps, eating halls, cafeterias and also for animals including pet boarding kennels, horse studs, sheep and cattle properties, pig farms, other farms and even the Zoo 

Handling Capacity 660L Food Waste Digester

 660 Litre Food Waste Digester has the following capabilities:

  • Capacity: 2.5-4 kgs/litres food scraps per day equivalent to 20-30kgs per week 

  • Worm Castings (3-4 months) 6.5-8.00 kgs per week 

  • Worm Juice/Leachate: 10-12 litres per week

Some Considerations/ Must Do’s

Initial Waste Audit: What is the real average weekly organic waste by volume and waste type for one classroom or a block of classrooms in the case of a school or for example a cafeteria which is capable of using the 660 L or larger 1100 L version?

Daily checks (when in operation): moisture, food, vinegar flies, contents generally, worm comfort

Central collection point: Establish a separate bin for all organic waste collection with monitors who sort and ensure that meat, fish, dairy, citrus, onions are not in the mix

Shredding: of organic waste using a mechanical device (whole food scraps/discards/waste like pumpkins require shredding) 

Monitoring: Staff from all areas would need to become champions and motivate students/others by example; must be a whole school or business project; again who is going to be the ‘champion’?

Parents/Staff role: Kept informed and involved if possible

Gardener’s Role or Kitchen Staff: Oversight role but must be prepared to take on extra responsibilities 

Overall philosophy: Worm Farms such as these cannot be treated as garbage bins and worm deaths may result from too much food, too little food and not the right sort of food ~ for example you cannot feed them just discard coffee grounds as the worms must have a mixed diet 

Projected 1100L Organic Food Waste Digester (under construction)

  • Compost worms: 8-10kg at start-up

  • Capacity: 7-9kg/Litres food waste per day equivalent to 35-45 kg/Litres per week 

  • Worm Castings (3-4 months): 10-12kg per week

  • Worm Juice: 15-20 Litres per week

Worm Farm Store involvement includes

  • Monitoring via regular inspections of the system(s)

  • Presentations to staff, employees, students (and parents) as necessary

  • Hot line for any problem situations

Outlay ~ Investment ~ Please enquire for pricing

660 Litre Kit including 2.5kg Compost Worms 

1100 Litre Kit including 4.0kg Compost Worms 

Delivery by negotiation

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 


 

WORM FARM ~ WORM FARM 60 LITRE ~ WORM FARM PERTH ~ WORM FARM WHEELIE BIN ~ WORM COMPOSTING

The Worm Farm 60 Litre is the smallest in our range of wheelie bin worm farms and what a beauty it’s turning out to be

A really popular choice particularly for folks who can’t see themselves filling a large wheelie bin worm farm and coupled with a grab handle provides perfect movement around the house or backyard

This one is also turning out to be a very useful present for Mums and Dads

Given that we also produce Pooch ‘N Kitty Loo Worm Farms for pet waste this little number has grabbed pet owners’ attention and we hope more will take notice and stump up with the money!

Please note this Pooch Loo Worm Farm Kit is for very small dogs only and the kit

including Compost Worms has everything to make it operational


The Worm Farm 60 Litre has all the hallmarks of our other worm farm wheelie bin offerings

√ easy movement ~  for navigating around the home or school

√ easy parking can be placed practically anywhere even inside if you want (they don’t smell!)

√ easy lifting & no bending ~ no heavy or awkward trays needed

√ no mess ~ fully sealed with flies, nasties and vermin kept out

√ colour choice ~ still being sorted out but Red, Black and Green are prominent together with our normal customised mix and match~ we try to please!

√ trouble free ~no legs to fall off or blockages to overcome

√ easy Worm Juice collection ~ equipped with our EasyPour Tap

√ easy Castings collection~removable marine Hatch for castings

√ air circulationplenty of  air vents ensures lots of air inside

√ no repairs ~ tough as nails ~ nothing falls off or comes apart

√ instructions ~ comprehensive, easily read & understood

√ again best-in-grade (‘A’ of course) ~ colourful, innovative and easy to use

To repeat, the simple process of recycling organic waste using the work ethic and efficiency of compost worms is easy, clean, virtually odourless and a fun way for children and adults to recycle food waste

The Worm Farm 60  Litre transforms waste into top quality garden compost, quickly, easily, cost effectively and in an environmentally friendly manner

It’s Compost Time courtesy http://sacrementoscoop.com 

What’s included?

(1) Detailed Instructions   (2) WormTemp Thermometer to monitor  ‘worm’ weather conditions (3) Bag of Dolomite to assist with pH balance (4) Bag of Rock Dust to assist digestion (5) Trowel to remove worm castings  (6) Collection Tray for worm juice

Worm Farm 60 Litre Delivery

(Hey this is easy as it fits on the back seat of any car!)

Perth Destinations

You collect at Weatherworks 48 Johnson Place Wattle Grove~ Please ring first 9359 2582 to ensure we and the worms are available

WA Country/Interstate ~ POA/Quotation

What about the Compost Worms?

Composting worms are supplied by Worm Farms Australia in conjunction with Wheel

Please note that the worms are  included in the price of the Worm Farm

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 


 

 

WORM FARM ~ WORM FARM WHEELIE BIN ~ WORM FARM 140 LITRE ~ WORM FARM PERTH ~ WORM FARM ADELAIDE ~ WORM FARM MELBOURNE ~ WORM FARM SYDNEY ~ WORM FARM BRISBANE ~ WORM COMPOSTING

The Worm Farm Kit 140 Litre also known as ‘le chateau’ is the popular choice for  households, schools and businesses due to its functionality and portability given that it has 4 wheels for ease of movement; again this brilliant worm farm is in the category of SAFE ~ SIMPLE & SMART

We are constantly being told that the quad wheeled 140 litre version of our worm farms is possibly the pick of the bunch and has the flexibility  and ease of use to be utilised practically anywhere without taking up a huge amount of room ~  our customers simply love it

Everybody loves the colours and there are no sharp edges to worry about

Worm Farm  140 Litre Solutions and Benefits

√ easy movement ~ four wheels for navigating around the home, school or business

√ easy parking ~  can be placed practically anywhere even inside if you want (they don’t smell!)

√ easy lifting & no bending ~ no heavy or awkward trays needed

√ no mess ~ fully sealed with flies, nasties and vermin kept out

√ colour choice ~ we will endeavour to match your colour choice~ would you like a Burgundy, a Red or perhaps Blue

√ trouble free ~no legs to fall off or blockages to overcome

√ easy Worm Juice collection ~ equipped with our EasyPour Tap

√ easy Castings collection~removable marine Hatch for castings

√ air circulation ~   air vents ensures lots of air inside

√ no repairs ~ tough as nails ~ nothing falls off or comes apart

√ instructions ~ comprehensive, easily read & understood

√ best-in-class ~ colourful, innovative and easy to use

The Worm Farm 140 Litre comes with  four wheels for ease of use and is  equally at home anywhere  and can be kept in a classroom, on a verandah or in a suitably shaded spot as the worms do not take kindly to being too hot

 

Pricing: How Much?

The 140 Litre Wheelie Bin Worm Farm includes 2000+ Compost Worms 

For Eastern States buyers freight is at verified cost to your destination; why the difference in pricing ? Our Eastern States customers obtain the necessary compost worms locally rather than the worms having to travel by road train out of Perth for a 5 day journey

What do the worms need to keep them happy?

There are only a few key ingredients to keeping your worms happy –– ventilation/air, moisture/water, food scraps and a comfortable environment to live in. As with any successful composting process and most things in life for that matter, maintaining a happy balance among the ingredients is essential

The many vents incorporated into the bin give your 140L worm farm a large airflow whilst remaining water, insect  and vermin proof. Moisture and food scraps are your department but we are ever ready to assist with tips and advice for successful composting

Worm Farm 140 Litre Colours

 Dark Green, Nature Green, Blue, Yellow, Red and Mix ‘N Match

What else do you get?

(1) Detailed Instructions   (2) Worm Thermometer to monitor  ‘worm’ weather conditions (3) Bag of Dolomite to assist with pH balance (4) Bag of Rock Dust to assist digestion (5) Trowel to remove worm castings  (6) Collection Tray for worm juice

Worm Farm 140 Litre Delivery

Perth Destinations

You collect at Weatherworks 48 Johnson Place Wattle Grove~ Please ring first 9359 2582 to ensure we and the worms are available

What about the Worms?

Composting worms are  supplied by Worm Farms Australia in conjunction with Wheelie Bin Worm Farms (excepting for interstate customers)

  

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

WORM FARM ~ WORM 240 LITRE ~ WORM FARM WHEELIE BIN ~ WORM FARM PERTH ~ WORM FARM ADELAIDE ~ WORM FARM MELBOURNE ~ WORM FARM SYDNEY ~ WORM FARM BRISBANE

Worm Farm Composting  Solutions

The Sustainability Store provides worm composting solutions for families, schools and many other outlets as well as commercial  offices, cafeterias, canteens and the like


It’s all about transforming  food waste into top quality garden compost, quickly, easily, cost effectively and in an environmentally friendly manner


The  Worm Farm 240 Litre uses a percentage of recycled plastic, comes with a 5 year warranty on materials and workmanship and requires very little effort – perhaps 15 minutes a week. It will even look after itself while you go on holiday


Compost worms (Red Wrigglers, Aussie Blues and Tiger Worms) thrive in the WormWorks  ‘never-fill’ environment and help ease the pressure on landfills or waste dumps

“It’s a waste to waste waste”

Collecting and processing food wastes may not be the most glamorous of tasks but if helps in the quest for zero organic waste in our landfills. What’s more you’ll get to really appreciate the work rate of the worms as they go about their business

What are our valued customers saying? From the Pilbara, Western Australia

“I thought I would drop you a line and tell you that the worms have settled in and everyone (read construction personnel) here has taken to the concept of reducing landfill and generating compost and all of the wonderful benefits from having worms”

What do the worms need to keep them happy?

There are only a few key ingredients to keeping your worms happy –– ventilation/air, moisture/water, food scraps and a comfortable environment to live in. As with any successful composting process and most things in life for that matter, maintaining a happy balance among the ingredients is essential


The happy environment  of the Worm Farm 240 Litre is provided by us, whilst moisture and food scraps are your department but we are ever ready to assist with tips and advice for successful composting

What are some of the features and the Worm Farm 240 Litre?

easy movement ~ it’s got wheels!

easy parkingcan be placed practically anywhere

easy lifting & no bending ~ no heavy or awkward trays needed

no mess ~ fully sealed and flies, nasties or vermin are kept out

colour choice ~ please see below

trouble free ~ ‘never-fill’ worm farm

easy Worm Juice collection ~ equipped with an EasyPour Tap

√ easy Castings collection~removable Hatch for castings

air circulation numerous vents 

no repairs ~ tough as nails ~ nothing falls off or comes apart

instructions ~ comprehensive, easily read & understood

back-up support ~ for worms and importantly customers

best-in-class ~ colourful, innovative and easy to use

Worm Farm 240 Litre Colours

Standard colours: Dark Green, Nature Green, Grey, Black, Burgundy, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown , Purple

Worm Farm 240 Litre Pricing


The Worm Farm 240 Litre comes fully loaded and  includes (1) comprehensive instructions  (2) brick base to raise the height to enable collection of worm juice (3) ‘Worm Temp’ Thermometer to monitor  ‘worm’ weather conditions (4) bag of Dolomite to assist with pH balance (5) Trowel to remove worm castings and (6) Collection tray for worm juice

Where can you view and collect your Worm Farm 240 Litre?

from our HQ in Wattle Grove please

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weaherworks.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WORM FARM ~ WORM FARMS AUSTRALIA® ~ WORM FARM WHEELIE BIN ~WORM FARM 360 LITRE ~ WORM FARM PERTH

The Worm Farm 360 Litre is no ordinary worm farm and is manufactured in Australia and superbly retro-fitted by Worm Farms Australia to provide the ideal worm composting system for organisations and large households looking for a worm farm big enough to handle organic waste in quantity and be a significant contributor to waste recycling in the home or larger setting

 

What do you get with your Worm Farm 360L? 

Comes with Dolomite, Rock Dust, Cocopeat, Thermometer, Worm Castings’ Trowel, Collection Tray, Operating Instructions, Worm Raising Tips, After Sales Hot or Help Line in fact everything (apart from worms!) to give the budding or veteran worm farmer that peace of mind so important in today’s world 

 What  Worm Bin 360 colours are available?

Colours  at this stage from the chart below are limited to Dark Green, Light Green and Blue a somewhat bland choice but we are hopeful that the colour range will be extended as  360L sized wheelie bins gain popularity in the market 

Who are the likely end users of the Worm Farm 360 Litre? 

The worm farm kit is ideal for the larger family, school, institution, organic grower and any business including hotels and eating establishments looking for a solution to the disposal of  large volumes of organic food waste generated in their respective situation

The Worm Farm 360 Litre in Pooch Loo or Doggie Bin Pooch Loo format is great for also for Boarding Kennels and dog Refuge Centres 

What are some of the features and benefits of the Worm Farm 360 Litre kit? 

This is not just your static old worm farm frig lying on its back  at some remote spot on your block but a real breakthrough for worm farming enthusiasts who want to see their worms in action up close, be able to talk with them if they want (the worms don’t answer back at this stage) with the ability to easily move the worm farm around in relation to the prevailing temperature or simply to give the compost worms a new view to enjoy or outlook on life; mind you they don’t see much not having eyes and being ultra sensitive to any light entering the worm farm

As with all our  Worm Farms  there are no layers nor heavy internal trays to lift given that  the compost worms eat upwards in one internal chamber 

Pricing: How Much?

The 360 Litre Wheelie Bin Worm Farm Kit includes at least 1kg of Compost Worms which equates to between 6000-8000 compost worms (we supply these also) to make it work

Summing up the Wheelie Bin Worm Farm 360L

√ easy movement ~ comes with oversize  wheels for navigating around the home, school, kitchen, cafeteria, mess hall or wherever it may be located; mind you it’s quite heavy once you get it going so you’re probably not going to move it too much

√ easy parking ~  the 360L can be placed practically anywhere even inside if you want (it doesn’t smell!) but remember this is a large bin and possibly needs its own specified location

√ easy lifting & no bending ~ no heavy or awkward trays are needed because it doesn’t have such back-breaking encumberances

√ no mess ~ fully sealed with not one but three loop and button tie-downs to keep out flies, cockroaches or any other nuisances including Slaters allowing the compost worms to happily carry on with what they do best

√ colour choice ~ we will endeavour to match your colour choice in time but remember in the introductory phase  we a limited to Dark Green and Yellow

√ trouble free ~no legs to fall off or blockages to overcome

√ easy Worm Juice collection ~ comes equipped with our EasyPour Tap also made in Australia

√ easy castings collection~convenient hinged door for worm castings removal with a supplementary hatch at the rear of the worm farm for possibly those hard to get at pockets of worm castings 

√ air circulation ~  15 air vents ensures lots of ventilation inside so important for the worms’ health and wellbeing

√ no repairs ~ tough as nails ~ nothing falls off or comes apart

√ warranty ~ the  Worm Farm 360 Litre comes with a 5 year warranty on materials and workmanship

√ instructions ~ comprehensive, easily read & understood

√ best-in-class ~ overall innovative easy to use and about to be voted by you as the worm farm wheelie bin benchmark and best performer in the worm farm stakes

Worm Farm 360 Litre Delivery

Perth Destinations

You collect at our Weatherworks Sustainability Store 48 Johnson Place Wattle Grove~ Please ring first 9359 2582 to ensure we and the worms are available

Composting worms can be  supplied by the Worm Farms Australia in conjunction with the Worm Bin 360 but please give us a bit of notice as it takes time and patience to collect 5000-6000 worms particularly if you are doing it one by one!!!

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

WORM FARM ~ WORM FARM TOWER ~ IN-GROUND WORM FARM ~ WORM FARM PERTH

     

Let the worms do the in-ground work for you in 

A totally new concept ~ well at least for us!

This neat little package really does tipify the song

‘There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden and his name is Wiggly Woo–“

Specifications Worm Farm Tower In-Ground

Length 500mm, Diameter 120mm PVC Pipe

Benefits of the Worm Farm Tower

  • Composting worms carry nutrients directly underground to the root area 
  • Your worms live in natural conditions
  • Simply add kitchen scraps cooked or raw as well as garden waste
  • Helps keep worms warm in Winter and cool in Summer
  • Ideal for Raised Garden Beds at home, at school, at your workplace
  • Your worms are able to breathe
  • Includes Dolomite, Volcanic Rock Dust, Thermometer in kit to ensure worm health and comfort
  • Instructions worm care tips provided
  • Back-up after and all that

Leonie Shanhan from EdibleSchoolGardens explains how to operate your own Worm Tower and keep your garden fertilised with worm castings the natural way. Leonie’s Worm Tower is a bit different but the results are similar 

youtube.com/watch?v=lIyEQoxgocYur garden

Worm Farm Tower Kit Delivery

You collect at  the Sustainability Store 48 Johnson Place Wattle Grove~ Please ring first 9359 2582 to ensure we (and the worms) are available 

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORMS ~ WORMS COMPOST~ WORMS PERTH ~ WORM CASTINGS ~ WORM WORKSHOPS ~ WORM TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Why a Worm Farm?

Worm farms are a great educational tool for young children but also have an appeal for people of all ages producing solids (Worm Castings) and liquid fertiliser (Worm Juice) both of which are  nutrient-rich fertilisers for your garden

Our soil depends on worms and our plants aka vegies depend on soil; it’s that simple

Worm Types

We raise and supply Red Wrigglers ~ Tiger Worms ~ Indian Blues all of which are ideal for your worm farm and eat food scraps excluding meat, fish, dairy, citrus and onions

Ideally for local residents we have a stock of compost worms at Farmers’ Markets in and around Perth. Please check our whereabouts (Events–Month) on the front page of our site

It is always better to phone or email so that we can prepare your order prior to any particular Farmers’ Market or event

Worms are packed in bedding material and will include mature worms, juverniles as well as baby worms and eggs

You know you are a worm nut if you spend time wondering or asking the worms if they are ‘Happy’ ~ we do!

Hey we don’t get into worms for fishing (they are too precious!) so please don’t ask as we do not wish to offend

Always ask for fresh worms rather than worms that have been ‘sitting’ around for some time

Ask any worm question you like (but not too difficult) as we are worm breeders and worm lovers

Industry Standards ~ Australian Worm Growers Association

Our worms are weighed at the time of packaging in accordance with industry standards (we are members of the Australian Worm Growers Association):

2000 Compost Worm Pack weighs approximately 500 grams

4000 Compost Worm Pack weighs approximately 1kg which is a recommended quantity for medium to larger worm farms

With bathtubs and such like 3kg is a recommended quantity for best results. The more worms you have the better the chance of reproducing

 

Worm Harvest and Despatch

Harvest, package and post our compost worms on the same day (usually Monday excepting public holidays) to ensure healthy and fresh worms

Send worms via Express post with next day or two delivery depending upon location

Provide Tracking details so that you can monitor the delivery process

 

Our Customers

Please note that Weatherworks customers have priority in worm purchases as we normally sell complete Wheelie Bin Worm Farm Kits including pedigreed compost worms

Worm requirements for other types of worm farms purchased elsewhere should normally be available from the relevant supplier  

Pricing

1000   250 gms $45.00

2000   500 gms $65.00

4000   1 kg $105.00

Express Post Freight is extra

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.au

 

 

 

ROCK DUST ~ VOLCANIC ROCK DUST ~ ROCK MINERALS ~ ROCK DUST PERTH ~ ROCK DUST AUSTRALIA ~ SOIL REMINERALISATION ~ SOIL REMEDIATION

Our Task: Cool as!

To improve Western Australian and Australian soils generally though remineralisation and revitalisation and add strength, flavour, colour as well as healthy goodness to your favourite vegies ~ better for your soil~ better for you ~ better for your family (this is not advertising chatter!)

The Inspiration; just love this book–it’s about the oldest one Iv’e read or at least ‘skim’ read!

Comes from a publication ‘Bread from Stones’ by Dr Julius Hensel Agricultural Chemist (1894) ” Powdered rock fertilisation improves soil structure, pH, plant nutrition, water retention and microbial activity”  Yes 1894— this is a great read although Dr Hensel tends to repeat himself a bit but he was spot on then and equally spot on now!

Further Inspiration

Read what Sabrina (Garden Guru) says in the Weekend West  (newspaper)  (also ABC) ” Rock Dust is very good to address mineral deficiencies ” or her off repeated advice “thrown in a handful of rock dust” and let’s face it the soil (read sand) certainly in many coastal areas of Western Australia and other parts of the continent appears from all accounts (and personal experience) to suffer from mineral deficiencies

More from Sabrina

Dwarf lemon tree ( Lemonicious)   “—- you can add rock dust to the surface—”  West Aus Habitat Dec 14

Sunnypash passionfruit vine  “–Use rock dust—” West Aus Habitat Dec 14

Add also to your worm farm (good for digestion) as well as a compost activator for your compost heap (pile in the USA) providing a slow release of trace minerals and beneficial elements

The Product: How good is Bunbury Basalt Volcanic Rock Dust?

Take the expert’s advice ——–“Buy basalt volcanic rock by the truck load (mind you we don’t sell truckloads although we have been asked for a semi load~ please see below). This natural fertiliser is accepted academically, commercially, ecologically and economically to grow the world’s food supply”

The expert here is unknown but it is pretty sound advice nevertheless

Please note we don’t sell Volcanic Rock Dust by the truckload only in buckets at this stage; see below 

The Solution

The addition of Bunbury Basalt Volcanic Rock Dust is a critical requirement to Western Australia’s mineral deficient soils as it rebalances soils with a bevy of trace elements and minerals (more below)

Premium Western Australian Volcanic Rock Dust is derived from freshly crushed and ground basaltic rocks sourced near Bunbury in Western Australia (an no we don’t get out there with a sledge-hammer!)

Bunbury basalt is believed to be part of a lava flow extending south to Black Point  consequent to volcanic eruptions some 150 million years ago (courtesy WA Museum)

The Sustainability Store is proud to be able to promote another beneficial Western Australian sourced garden product with benefits for all; please give your soil a helping hand to restore its natural fertility

The beauty of Volcanic Rock Dust is that it provides a slow natural release of trace minerals and elements assisting plants in the absorption of nutrients

Volcanic rock dust is completely safe to use as well as being environmentally friendly and non toxic

Perhaps the best thing of all is that is that it is a chemically free soil remineralisation additive 

Having a wide range of contained minerals  it is a must for WA’s depleted sandy soils providing long-lasting benefits for soil health as well as reducing nutrient leaching and increasing productivity and water efficiency in domestic gardens and commercial agriculture alike

Technically our Volcanic Rock Dust has everything you need and is the only original 150 million years of age volcanic rock dust available

This is not ‘bull dust’ or some made-up creation with a fancy label; ask the WA Museum who have accurately dated this deposit

Beware of imitations; this is not just any old crushed gravel from your local quarry or the side of the road and those familiar with the ‘smell’ of volcanoes (including this author) can actually smell  and indeed visualise the formation of this product many millenniums ago

What’s more we don’t charge the earth for this product ~ see us at Farmer’s Markets or just Google– Rock Dust

Volcanic Rock Dust Benefits:

  • Improves soil fertility and water retention

  • Improves crop yields

  • Improves soil  health and structure

  • Improves mineral and nutrient content

  • Improves microbial activity

  • Improves soil pH balance

  • Improves water holding efficiency

  • Improves nutrient holding ability

  • Improves plant foliage

  • Improves root growth

  • Improves crop yields

  • Improves resistance to disease, fungus and insect pests

  • Improves vegie and herb gardens

  • Improves the taste of vegies and fruit

  • Improves compost and garden mulch

  • Improves worm farm health

  • Improves your garden budget (see below)

In sum, healthy soil = healthy crops and better for your garden and better for you

Pricing Bunbury Basalt ~ How Much? 

Please see below and keep in mind that you’re paying the lowest price for the highest quality product available in the country

Bunbury Volcanic Rock Dust ~ What’s in it?

Slow release trace minerals as well as:

  • Nitrogen N mg/Kg <50
  • Phosphorus p mg/Kg <5
  • Potassium K mg/Kg 160
  • Calcium Ca mg/Kg 310
  • Magnesium Mg mg/Kg 180
  • Copper Cu mg/Kmg 0.7
  • Zinc mg/Kg 0.4
  • Manganese Mn mg/Kg 1.7
  • Iron Fe mg/Kg 49
  • Cobalt Co mg/Kg < 0.5
  • Boron B mg/Kg < 0.5
  • Sulphur S mg/Kg 39
  • Molybdenum Mo  mg/Kg 1.3
  • Selenium Se mg/Kg <10             (Analysis: SGS/Analabs)

Bunbury Premium Volcanic Rock Dust does the job magnificently and was prominently displayed and received much acclaim at this years’ Garden Week at Perry Lakes in Perth

Picture courtesy of WA Museum

Why Premium Bunbury Volcanic Rock Dust ?

Because it’s WA’s only worked 100% naturally occurring deposit of  basalt and is signified by its fine texture with no lumps and no added man-made chemicals as well as having seriously good benefits for WA’s ‘dune’ like sandy soils along with Bentonite which we also happily supply

As organic gardeners ourselves we are keen users of Bunbury Bassalt Premium Rock Dust on our organic farm and also our worm farms due to its environmentally friendly characteristics given that it’s safe for people, pets, wildlife and fish 

Safety Aspects

Volcanic Rock Dust is non-caustic  and will not burn seedlings and emerging plants; can be handled with bare hands but best to wear gloves and in windy conditions we suggest that you wear eye and mouth protection

The beauty of  Volcanic Rock Dust is that it can also be used as a compost activator and should be sprinkled onto each layer of green waste to encourage microbial activity, whilst also locking in the nitrogen and generally speeding up the whole composting process; the end result is a more fertile organic compost

Application Rate

Bunbury Basalt Premium Rock Dust comes in a 8 or 10 kg Tub and at an application rate of  1 cup per Sq/mtr for gardens generally should be sufficient for 20 Sq/mtr

Frequency of application is approximately 6 monthly and it should be watered in well

Pricing: How much? Please check against other suppliers if you so desire; we are a highest quality lowest cost supplier in the country!

Comes in

8kg Bucket @ $20

10kg Bucket @ $25

20kg Bucket @ $45

Should you wish to order or make further enquiries please contact us on

08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 or info@weatherworks.com.a

  • Our own use as organic gardeners has confirmed that volcanic rock dust is great in our worm farms and gardens

  • Our customers like the product and can see real results

  • Our pricing is very keen (read not expensive)

  • Our instructions are easily understood

  • Our service is friendly and responsive

Delivery/pickup

Bunbury Basalt Rock Dust is available 7 days per week at 48 Johnson Place Wattle Grove, Perth 6107       Tel 9359 2582 / 0417 096 202

 

BENTONITE CLAY ~BENTONITE PERTH ~ CALCIUM BENTONITE ~ BENTONITE CLAY PERTH ~ CLAY ~ SANDY SOIL FIX ~ SAND SOLUTIONS

Western Australian Coastal Soils = Sand = Water Repellency!

The coastal Bassendean sands of Western Australia have been described as the most gutless, useless, poorest soils anywhere on earth with the least nutritional content; a somewhat alarming but well researched statement indeed but one which many gardeners would agree with

Add to this list the fact that most of the coastal sands from Broome to Esperance and beyond are water repellent given that water will not penetrate and provide moisture and be retained at the root zone which is shown on the Diagram courtesy of the WA Department of Agriculture

With patience, persistence and a modicum of effort admixed with Calcium Bentonite Clay from the Sustainability Store this problem can be overcome; we have done it on our property and so can you

 

 

Watheroo Calcium Bentonite Clay

Calcium Bentonite Clay sourced from Watheroo near Jurien Bay WA is  the classic water holding soil amendment and a must for WA’s depleted sandy soils with rapid, long-lasting benefits for soil health, productivity and water efficiency in domestic and commercial gardens alike

Be careful not to confuse Calcium Bentonite with Sodium Bentonite which contains salt and is associated with drilling mud for downhole drilling and is used in products such as kitty litter

Also please be careful in confusing Watheroo Bentonite Clay with some of the other more expensive sand remedies soil conditioners and wetting agents available on the market ~ quite frankly you are literally wasting your effort and money

Should you wish to add minerals to your soil (this is really a must) then opt every time for our Volcanic Rock Dust 

We believe in offering a solution to WA’s sand groper soil that is tried and tested by us and our many loyal supporters whilst being extremely cost effective

For existing or new householders keen to start a garden or lawn do not even think about forking out for large amounts of expensive compost before you apply Watheroo Calcium Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is a one-off application being dug into  the soil (read sand) or added as a slurry and adding the mix around plants; it literally turns sand into soil and if you wish to turn the soil into loam please contact us for a solution here also

Pricing

In estimating the quantity required use the equation 1 Bag per  3m x 3m soil (sand) area or the size of a regular Gazebo

The prices set out here are prices for collection at our base in Wattle Grove, Perth (delivery is extra and by negotiation)

1-5 x 22kg Bags $22.00 per bag

6-10 Bags $20.00 per bag

1 tonne Bulka Bags POA but you must have a Fork Lift at your end (we don’t supply Fork Lifts)!!

Our Experience

As organic growers ourselves (read my wife!) we have tried most other brands of soil remediation products available locally and can readily testify from personal experience  that pure Watheroo Bentonite Clay is by far the most beneficial (and economical) product for turning sand into soil and really the only viable product to use that provides a permanent solution to sandy soils

Furthermore it doesn’t matter how good your premium imported soil or potting mix is you will still need Calcium Bentonite Clay over time as most supposed soil additives and mixes appear to develop a tendency to become water repellent in due course

Other Users of Calcium Bentonite Clay 

Calcium Bentonite interestingly enough has a bevy of other uses for reparing holes in dams, health and beauty, removal of toxins and is utilised for clay masks, clay baths and the list goes on; hence the terminology often associated with Calcium Bentonite is Healing Clay or Natural Clay (we are often asked but cannot readily comment either on the health or beauty features pertaining to Calcium Bentonite; your search engine will provide most of the answers here

 How much do I need ?

Bag Size Watheroo Bentonite Clay = 20kg which will be sufficient for 7-9 sqm at the rate of 2.5 to 3kg per sqm; visualise a collection of 3x3m Gazebos in your yard or on your lawn to be and calculate a the rate of 1 x 20kg bag to each Gazebo 

Delivery is on a  “U” COLLECT from our base at 48 Johnson Place Wattle Grove (Please ring 9359 2582 to arrange a suitable time for collection)

Otherwise we will deliver with prices starting from $40.00 for nearby suburbs (to Wattle Grove) and TBA pricing for more distant suburbs

Please note if paying by Card we need to add a 1.5% surcharge to cover banking fees

Calcium Bentonite Clay Benefits:

  • Improves garden soil

  • Improves soil wetability

  • Improves water retention and holding ability

  • Improves water efficiency

  • Improves cation exchange capacity

  • Improves soil structure

  • Improves microbial retention

  • Improves vegie and herb gardens

  • Improves ornamental gardens

  • Improves native gardens

Calcium Bentonite is the Healing Clay for Western Australia’s Sandy Soils

Calcium Bentonite is derived from the Smectite group of clays and is quite rare in this country with Western Australian being blessed with a substantial deposit

As indicated our use and 99% of our sales of Calcium Bentonite Clay is for the purpose of ‘ healing’ our nutrient deficient and water repellent sands given its capacity to absorb water and expand. Watheroo Calcium Bentonite Clay does this job magnificently and has been prominently displayed and received much acclaim at the yearly Perry Lakes Garden Week in Perth WA 

Why Watheroo Bentonite Clay?

Because it’s WA’s only deposit of genuine Calcium Bentonite Clay and is signified by its fine texture with no LUMPS and no added chemicals as well as having seriously good benefits for WA’s ‘dune’ like sandy soils

As mentioned we are keen users of the product  and believe it’s the purest and most beneficial clay to add to your garden beds and other applications around the home garden or larger property  to overcome our water-repellent sand 

When added to new garden beds or lawns at the rate of approximately 2.5-3kg/sqm (this can of course vary) along with organic compost, blood and bone and a sprinkle of Gelorup Volcanic Rock Dust which we exclusively handle

The net result is an inexpensive way to permanently improve your sandy soil

Bentonite Clay when mixed and soaked well into the soil only needs to be added once in other words it’s a ‘whole-of-life’ improvement thereby reducing the need for added fertiliser and costly scheme water

Delivery/pickup of your Watheroo Bentonite Clay 

please collect from our Wattle Grove WA base at 48 Johnson Place but please ring first (9359 2582) to ensure we will be there at the appointed time and to double check our address

We can arrange to deliver up to 25 bags at any one time although we do need to charge for the service to cover our fixed and variable costs 

How do I get more information about this brilliant product?

Simply give us a call or leave a message on (08) 9359 2582 and we will expound the virtues of  Watheroo Bentonite Clay be it for gardens or even as an additive to dams to stop water leaks

BUY BEST BUY WEST 


 

 

 

GREENSMART ~ WICKING BED ~ WICKING BED POT ~ WICKING BED PLANTER ~ PORTAPOT


GreenSmart Pots for rapid results!

Become a greenie in no time at all

Alan from Kalmunda Market—” the best investment I’ve ever made” – a big statement but we love to hear such comments

How much? What’s the Outlay?

We only sell the Large Green-Smart Pot which measures

Large Pot dimensions: L: 73.47cm, W: 43.97cm, H: 29cm

Order on-line @ $99.00 for the complete Kit (Excludes Stand)

Optional Stand @ $89.00 or Complete Kit & Stand @ $179.00

Otherwise please call us on (08)9359 2582 or email info@weatherworks.com.au for a quick response


A lasting and useful  supplementary mini garden; Green Smart Kits are  a viable and extremely useful growing method for those perhaps with limited space and time but with lots of passion for some home grown and very healthy herbs and vegies

As well as that you’re able to view your plants at close range and encourage them along with some very useful nutrient additives including our own Worm Farm Worm Juice and/or Dr Grow-it-all a superb new entry in the garden world 

Stocks and colours, Green, Beige and Black are good plus you get our undivided attention and assistance                                  

There is also optional waist-high stand available saving having to bend to tend to your plants 

GreenSmart Pots mean less work for you because they:

 

 

  • Require less attention when it comes to watering given that they practically turn the tap on


  • Are perfect if you have to go away on a short holiday as there is a good sized water storage compartment                                                                                                                        

  • Take away the risk of under or over watering; you can’t drown your plants


  • Are low on maintenance and easy to use; just check out the water level tube as you walk past


  • Work brilliantly where space is at a premium but remember the plants need at least 6 hours daily sun


  • Come in an ideal size of 40 Litres; not too big or small


  • Come in three colours Green, Black or Beige all of which are pleasing to the eye


  • Are made from food grade plastic with no leaching of chemicals 


  • Come in Kit form with Bag of  Coco-peat, Bag of Vermicompost (20% Worm Castings & 80% Pig Manure);  Garden Hand-Trowel; Illustrated Instructions


Collection of your GreenSmart Herb & Veg Kit

For Perth residents collect at  Weatherworks in Wattle Grove Perth WA

 

GreenSmart Self-Watering Herb & Veg Pot Kits ~ What U Get from the Sustainability Store

  • 1 x GreenSmart 40 Litre Herb & Vegie Container (larger size only~ smaller sizes are just that—-small!

  • 1 x Bag of Professional Base Cocopeat; pH neutral (contains no other dubious additives) 

  • 1 x Bag Vermicompost

  • 1 x Hand Trowel  for tilling the soil

  • 1 x Assembly and operating instructions telling you how many seedlings you can plant of whatever vegie you desire 

  • Plus Growing tips as they become available & after-sales assistance 

 

WICKING GARDEN BED ~ WICKING GARDEN BED AUSTRALIA ~ WICKING GARDEN BED PERTH ~ GARDEN PLANTER ~ NO DIG GARDEN

SQUARE METRE WICKING GARDEN BED

So you’re after a  vegie garden that’s easily maintained, uses very little water, doesn’t take up too much space and doesn’t require too much time weeding and all that tedious stuff! so are we actually and we relish growing our herbs and vegies in our square metre garden bed  

Its called a wicking bed because the water is drawn up via capillary action by the soils and the plants (remember the Chemistry experiment of long ago!) from water stored below 

There’s water in the 100mm base of the bed all the time and it doesn’t leak out

Why Purchase a Wicking Garden Bed ?

Most house blocks are getting smaller: FACT

Most people have less time to garden: FACT

Most people would like to grow something: FACT (or hopefully so)

Most people don’t like digging much: FACT

Most people would like an easy care garden bed: FACT

Most people would like a garden that can be located anywhere: FACT

Most people are not into DIY but rather DIFM (Do It For Me): FACT

Most people are too busy juggling careers and family: FACT

You may or may not agree with all of these but the Wicking Garden bed ticks all the boxes for

Ease of use

Water holding features

Colourful (comes in Cottage Green, Cream, Heritage Red and Mountain Blue)

Keeps out most crawly things and our pets don’t normally get up that far and scratch around destroying our gardening efforts

It’s also great for Aquaponics and Aquaculture systems if you’re into that

Dimensions Sustainability Store Square Metre Garden Bed

  • Height 600mm/60cm
  • Length 1100mm/110cm
  • Breadth 1100mm/110cm
  • Volume 65o Litres
  • Weight (empty) 23kg

It’s not the size it’s what you do with it that counts

Pricing of Wicking Garden Kit (with all the trimmings)

600 mm Height $445.00 + GST 

What are the benefits of this system?

Can be used for all types of gardening Vegies, Herbs or Flowers 

Fabricated from Food Grade Polyethylene

Material UV Stabilised LLDP

Long Lasting; no rot or deterioration and no White Ants

Importantly no Chemical Treatment 

Heavy Duty 5 mm thick Walls

Square design with Rounded Corners for sitting (most important)

Square design also for space saving; can be set-up in Rows

Moulded ribs on all sides makes the Square Metre Gardens extremely Tough, Functional and Attractive

Easy open lower water excess outlet ‘Bung’ at base

Colours include Mountain Blue, Rivergum, Heritage Red, Cottage Green

Ideal for blocks that have trees or invasive grass, weeds or anything else

Protection against Snails and other  and other Bugs

Can be located on concrete, grass, gravel or any other suitable spot (but must be a level area)

Square Metre Wicking Bed Additional Features and Benefits

All the above plus it’s Self-Watering from the bottom up

Base of Bed holds approximately 100mm height of water normally sufficient for a week or two

Uses between 40 and 50% less water than a normal garden with nil evaporation (great for our Hot Climate)

Water Wicks upward as previously explained  by means of Capillary action (as per Science Class at school!)

The soil is suspended above the reservoir of water with Geotech type fabric in between and the soil pulls up the water just like blotting paper 

The Square Metre Wicking Bed can be placed close to the house without fear of flooding

The Square Metre Garden Kit includes PVC Pipe and Elbows or Ag Pipe, Overflow and Drainage Outlets, Weed Mat and Crushed Brick or Gravel  

Special Fill Soil is optional (not included) but can be arranged (approximately 0.5 Cubic Metre)

Do yourself a favour and save a lot of work and effort with one of these; you’ll be delighted you did 

Where can we see these marvels for gardening

We display the Square Metre Garden and the Square Metre Garden with a Wicking Bed Kit at Farmers’ Markets (check our website at EVENTS to see where we are on any weekend); actually many haven’t realised as they walk past during Farmers’ Markets with the determined look on their faces that they are walking past perhaps the greatest invention for gardening in the past few years!

It’s all about GROW YOUR OWN and you can be truly satisfied that it’s your effort that has produced the marvelous results and it’s you and your loved ones that can enjoy the vegies or herbs of your labour; you can’t beat that!

Why Grow Vegies or Herbs or anything else in a Square Metre Garden bed?

We are faced with a problem in that we are now confronted by genetically modified foods and given the lack of proper labelling we basically haven’t a clue on what we’re eating; like made from imported and local ingredients— how deceptive!

It’s imperative to grow at least some of your own food or most of it if you can; it tastes better, it provides peace of mind that you are feeding your loved ones on wholesome food plus also the big ‘squeeze’ as far as space goes on our blocks that the Square Metre Garden will provide a heap of succulent and safe vegies and other delights for you and your family like:

Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Spinach, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Root Vegetables, Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroot; Herbs such as Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Chives, Basil; Fruit Trees such a Avocados, Blueberries, Pears, Cherries; Citrus such as Grapefruit, Limes, Dwarf Oranges, Tangerines; also Strawberries, Parsnips, Beans, Turnips, Kholrabi, Artichoke, Sugar Snap Peas, Celeriac, Asparagus and more  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 Please call us on (08)9359 2582 or email info@weatherworks.com.au for a quick response

 

 


 

 

COMPOST THERMOMETER ~ COMPOST TEMPERATURE ~ COMPOSTING

Hot compost ~ Cold Compost!

Are you serious about compost? How can you tell and how do your measure the temperature?

Your hot compost heap whether it be in a bay or in the open needs to get to 60 degrees C to be effective

A warm stick may help to measure your heap at depth but what you really need is a suitably long professional Compost Thermometer

The Reotemp 50cm Compost Thermometer ( Celsius°) from the Sustainability Store does it all for you

How hot’s your heap? (called pile in the USA)

This high quality professional Compost Thermometer exclusive to the Sustainability Store from Reotemp, San Diego California is ideal for creating biologically active compost

The Sustainability Store Reotemp thermometer is designed for monitoring interior temperatures in a large compost bin, bay or heap

Composting instructions are included on the packaging

Features

Stem: 50.5cm long, 7.9mm diameter, pointed tip for easy insertion

Dial Size: Easy-to-read 4cm diameter dial

Dial Face: Polycarbonate clear lens; waterproof hermetically sealed to avoid fogging

Accuracy: +/- 1% full scale; temperature range 0-100 degrees C

Workmanship: All welded stainless steel design to withstand chemical and biological weathering of the compost over time

Storage: Can be left in the heap rather than being removed each time a temperature reading is taken

Warranty: One (1) year limited warranty for parts and workmanship

Quality Assurance: Reotemp is an ISO9001 Certified Company and a leader in measuring technology

Benefits Compost Thermometer

Temperature is the proverbial ‘Silver Bullet’ in buidling and maintaining a successful compost heap

With a basic understanding of the temperature at the centre of a compost heap you will know

  • when to turn your heap
  • when to add more material
  • when to water
  • when your compost is ready or ‘done’
  • for home, school and community gardens, composters, farmers and nurseries and yes also the White House

Pricing Sustainability Store ReoTemp Compost Thermometer

Price: $79.90 + GST + Postage

Please contact 08 9359 2582 or 0417 096 202 for orders or enquiries

 

HOMI ~ HO MI PERTH ~ KOREAN HAND PLOW ~ EASY DIGGER PERTH ~ ASIAN GARDENING TOOL

 

Gardening today?

HO-MI

MULTI FUNCTIONAL KOREAN HAND PLOW EZEE DIGGER

Standard 170mm Heavy Duty

Your Price $25.00 +GST + Post

Elsewhere $35-$45.00 + +!

 

The garden tool I can’t live without!

  • dig holes for planting and transplanting seedlings and bulbs in the flower or vegie garden

  • open and close rows for seed planting

  • loosen soil around plants

  • dig weeds and thin out plants


    The Ho-Mi is simply a part of Korea’s agricultural heritage. The Ho-Mi combines a sharp point for digging and cutting with a delicately angled face and perfect weight. As with a precision golf club it doesn’t require brawn to work its magic~ Kim Ji-myung: Korea Times



Testimonials

  • “I adore this tool; it’s the only tool I’ve ever used that gets weeds out of an already planted bed with minimum harm to perennials.”

  • “I saw the ho-mi in a garden catalogue and it looked interesting so I bought one. I love it! The ho-mi is easy to use and multi-use. I use it for weeding, digging, planting, furrowing and cultivating. I find it is just about the only garden tool I need to carry with me around the gardens. Because I have had back problems I prefer to do most of my gardening on my hands and knees and the ho-mi is just a nice little garden hand-tool to work with.”

  • “The ho-mi is shaped like a plow having a triangular head with a sharp point and an “arm” that is curved around to the handle. The angle of the arm helps provide leverage in getting up weeds or for scooping under and lifting up plants for transplanting. The point makes it easier to use than a trowel for breaking through crusted earth and I find the angle easier on the wrist than the awkward straightness of a trowel when it comes to lifting out plants.”

Call: 9359 2582    0417 096 202    info@weatherworks.com.au   weatherworks.com.au

 

 

 

 

BOKASHI PERTH ~ BOKASHI BUCKET ~ BOKASHI KIT ~ INDOOR COMPOSTER ~ BOKASHI COMPOSTER ~ KITCHEN COMPOSTER PERTH

What’s Bokashi composting all about?

Bokashi is a low cost# organic and natural  kitchen recycling system utilising microbes (friendly ones) and is the most rapid method of composting ALL your kitchen organic waste meaning meat fish dairy citrus onions garlic as well as vegies

# We are delighted to be able to offer to you the lowest Bokashi Twin (2 bucket) Kit available anywhere

Why Bokashi?

Bokashi is up to six times faster at producing compost than any other method ~ in other words it’s quick. What’s more it’s inexpensive to purchase and costs little to run

Chances are from our displays and related comments at Farmers’ Markets and the like that many have never heard of Bokashi composting and have no conception of the benefits that it provides, quite apart from the landfill and pollution issues that it overcomes~ no carbon emissions here thanks!

What are Bokashi’s main applications?

Bokashi is ideal for all and must for apartment dwellers or those without backyards but let’s not stop there because it’s used in hotels, golf clubs, schools and the list goes on

As stated and it must be repeatedly stressed that the  benefit of Bokashi recycling is that all your organic waste can be recycled by adding your kitchen scraps to the Bokashi bucket including the usual vegie scraps but additionally meat, fish, cheese, citrus, onions and small bones

Another critical feature is that there is no odour, no insects to worry about and no nutrient loss in the cold composting  process

Best of all the microorganisms perform wonders for the soil below when the finished material is added to your garden

Testimonial

“My Bokashi is really wonderful and I wouldn’t recommend it to my friends without being completely convinced myself. I recommended it to the Riverton Primary School who received a Grant from the Variety Club and purchased a couple of Bokashi Kits. Yes I love the product and its ease of use thanks to the Sustainability Store”. Carmel ~ Riverton, Perth Western Australia

Can Bokashi Composting be used in schools?

Given that approximately 70% of waste arising from a school situation can be classed as organic waste them most certainly it’s an ideal method to utilise in this respect and the end product can be utilised for vegie and ornamental gardens around the school

A note from the United Arab Emirates:The school’s (Dubai International School) vegetable garden grows fresh produce and organic waste is composted using Bokashi Bins and used as fertilizer on the school’s garden which in turn grows produce for consumption”.

Come on Australian schools! We need more schools to follow the lead of our friends in Dubai

 How did Bokashi Composting get started?

Developed in Japan by Teruo Higa using EM effective microorganisms such as yeasts, it is more akin to pickling than the decompositionyou get with normal composting methods


The Bokashi fermentation system is totally safe– with no GM (Genetically Modified) ingredients or harmful chemicals

How does Bokashi Composting stack-up against concentional composting?

The chart below tells a compelling story

An Efficient Cost Effective Alternative Organic Waste Treatment Pilot Study Supporting Sustainable Farming Practices and Soil Restoration Technology Consultant Lawrence Green MD PhD Bokashicycle LLC Bokashi Fermentation Protocol # #AS09012010 September 1 – 5, 2010 Co2-you know that one! NH3 is Ammonia & CH4 Methane (you probably knew all three!)

Are there more benefits?

  • it produces rich organic fertiliser  within 2-4 weeks of being buried

  • it’s cost effective at approximately $1.00 per week to operate

  • it requires little space

  • it’s hygenic and can be kept indoors

  • there’s little or no smell; at most a cidery or pickled smell

  • Bokashi is an odour-inhibitor

  • there are no flies and other unwanted pests associated with Bokashi 

  • there’s no mixing or turning necessary

  • it’s low maintenance

  • it avoids unsightly, messy compost heaps

  • Bokashi saves waste food going to landfillsaves money

  • it saves the environment

  • Bokashi can be added to conventional compost heaps or worm farms or dug into a trench for permaculture-style planting

What can be added to your Bokashi Bucket ?

Add

  • fresh food and vegetables prepared foods

  • onions and acidic matter like citrus

  • cooked and uncooked  meat and fish, cheese and eggs, coffee grinds, tea bags

Avoid

  • liquids such as milk, orange juice, oilspaper, cellophane, styrofoamplastic wrap, aluminium foil and waste paper

  • meat bones

  • shells from seafood

What can go wrong with your Bokashi Bucket?

Not much really, the process is very simple but if there is a bad smell, then put it down to

  • The lid on your Bokashi bucket has not been tightly secured~ make sure that when putting the lids on the 10 and 22 litre bins that you use the flat of your hand to press down on the lid whilst shutting it

  • Insufficient Bokashi Active Liquid innoculant has been added. Err on the heavy side if needs be. Add that little bit extra of the innoculant to ensure the fermentation process is working correctly

  • The Bokashi juice has not been drained off regularly. Pleased make sure you turn off the tap on the Bokashi bucket when you do empty the liquid as air can also enter through an open tap and spoil the Bokashi fermentation process

    • Keep the Bokashi bucket in a cool rather than a warm spot. Too much heat will hinder, even spoil the process

What are the Bokashi Bucket size options and prices?

10L Bokashi 2 (two) Bucket Kitchen Composter Kit $79.00

+++++++++++++The lowest cost Bokashi twin kit available!


What you get:Includes two x 10 Litre Bokashi Composting Buckets + 500 ml  Spray-bottle Bokashi Starter VRM Liquid innoculant + Bokashi Tamper Tool + Bokashi Collection Tray + Bokashi Instructions

22L Bokashi 2(two) bucket Kitchen Composter Kit $89.00 (Don’t pay $170-190)

+++++++++++++Also the lowest cost Bokashi twin kit available!

What you get:Includes two x 22 Litre Bokashi Composting Buckets + 1x 500ml Starter VRM Bokashi Liquid innoculant  + Bokashi Tamper Tool + Collection Tray + Bokashi Instructions

Liquid Bokashi Starter VRM Liquid Innoculant Pricing

  • 500ml $10.00

  • 750ml $15.00

  • 1 Litre $20.00 

Delivery of your Bokashi Bucket Kitchen Composter Kit

  • U’ collect from  Wattle Grove (please call first 08 9359 2582)

  • other Perth metro deliveries by negotiation

  • country WA and Interstate by regular carriers at cost (we do not profit from transport costs)

Please call us on (08)9359 2582 or email info@weatherworks.com.au for a quick response


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOKASHI BIN ~ BOKASHI PERTH ~ SCHOOL BOKASHI AUSTRALIA ~ COMMERCIAL BOKASHI KIT

Bokashi! the future of LARGE VOLUME  organic waste!

The next big thing! Will be! Over 90% of waste in restaurant and caterers’ bins, is potentially recyclable, reusable and compostable using a Bokashi Works  Commercial Organic Waste Kit

For Carbon’s sake let’s do something positive about it and get a tick in the process!

Turn food waste into organic fertiliser!

Put beneficial micro-organisms to work!

Bokashi is ideal for operations which generate large amounts of kitchen waste including but not limited to:

  • hospitality industry (cafes, cafeterias, restaurants commercial caterers, hotels, lodges, B&B’s
  • mining operations and camps
  • schools, colleges, universities, TAFES
  • apartment dwellers
  • eco-lodges
  • offices
  • farming, agriculture, horticulture

Why Bokashi?

Easy! given that it’s possible to discard all your organic waste, meat, fish and dairy without creating unpleasant smells and vermin usually associated with conventional composting

Bokashi is a cost-effective and efficient way of getting rid of your kitchen/catering scraps. Developed in Japan using EM effective micro-organisms such as yeasts, it is more akin to pickling than the rotting you get with normal composting methods.

Bokashi is totally safe– it’s not genetically modified and contains no nasty chemicals

The Bokashi Bin range of commercial organic waste kits was created in Australia  for converting organic food waste into high-grade garden nutrient or soil conditioner using EM1 otherwise known as effective microbes.

Bokashi Bin  Kits range from 80 litre to 240 litres, with the mid-size 140 litre, 4 wheel version being a popular choice for businesses, schools and restaurants where over 20 litres of food waste a day or more is likely to occur

Bokashi Bin operate inside or adjoining the kitchen, food hall or pantry and  food waste is added to the bin normally on a once per day basis.The more dehydrated the waste the better as the beneficial microbes do not operate efficiently in water. Spray with  Bokashi Works Active Liquid  and re-seal the lid

Continue the process until the bin is full, normally about 2-3 (maybe less) weeks for an average commercial kitchen. Once the bin is full  tip the contents into a hole 30-40cms deep in the garden area and mix with the surrounding soil

During the composting (fermentation) process a Bokashi juice extract will be generated. Drain this every 2 to 3 days. Dilute it as a fertilizer, pour it neat down drains or the kitchen sink outlet to keep drains clean. Use the juice extract within a few days as it degenerates rapidly

Bokashi Comparative Analysis ~ courtesy BokashiCycle: The Lesson! It’s Rapid!

An Efficient Cost Effective Alternative Organic Waste Treatment Pilot Study Supporting Sustainable Farming Practices and Soil Restoration Technology Consultant Lawrence Green MD PhD Bokashicycle LLC Bokashi Fermentation Protocol # #AS09012010 September 1 – 5, 2010 Co2-you know that one! NH3 is Ammonia & CH4 Methane (you probably knew all three!)

BokashiWorks Commercial Composter Kit Benefits

  • handles a wide range of organic waste
  • produces compost within 4 weeks
  • requires little space to park the wheelie bin(s)
  • can be kept indoors
  • little or no smell, Bokashi is an odour-inhibitor
  • kitchens become more hygenic
  • fewer or no flies and other unwanted pests
  • easy to use, no mixing simply add Bokashi Active Liquid
  • no unsightly, messy compost heaps
  • saves waste food going to landfill
  • saves money with a subsequent cost reductions
  • saves the environment
  • add to conventional compost heaps or worm farms or digging into a trench for permaculture-style planting
  • eco-friendly use of the bi-product (solid) in organisation gardens, donate to the local community or give it to your employees for use in their home gardens
  • secures favourable word-of-mouth or media publicity as a responsible corporate or organisational citizen
  • increases customer loyalty and attracts new customers

Bokashi Bin Composter Kit Operation

All food scraps including small amounts of paper can go into the bin but drain off excess water as the microbes are adverse to water and juices (please don’t empty the coffee or tea urns into the bin)

Add

  • fresh food and vegetables
  • prepared foods
  • onions and acidic matter like citrus
  • cooked and uncooked  meat and fish
  • cheese and eggs, coffee grinds, tea bags

Avoid

  • liquids such as milk, orange juice, oils
  • paper, cellophane, styrofoam and similar
  • plastic wrap, aluminium foil and waste paper
  • meat bones (crushed bones are OK)
  • shells from seafood

Trial~ Demonstration Bokashi Bin System

Given that the Bokashi method of treating organic waste is still relatively in its infancy and new to many particularly on a commercial scale, we will happily install a suitably sized Bokashi commercial system in your organisational kitchen or where directed and arrange a trial for approximately 1-2 months.

An organic waste audit would be arranged to ensure the right system was installed and to assist ongoing monitoring

The trial would  be accompanied by a demonstration and discussion to ensure that relevant staff were fully conversant with the methodology

An agreed rental fee would be arrived at for the period in question and credited against the purchase of a Bokashi Works Commercial  system. Please contact our base on 9359 2582 or alternatively contact us in the first instance via eMail

info@weatherworks.com.au

The Options: What do they cost

☺Bokashi Bin 80

$249.00 + GST + Freight

 

Includes Bokashi Bin Colour Coded to suit ( see below) + 1.5L  Starter VRM Liquid Bokashi + Tamper Tool + Instructions

Standard Colours: Black, Nature Green, Dark Green, Grey                  Other Colours: Blue, Yellow, Red, Brown                                                       Mix & Match Bin and Lids: any of the above colour combinations

☺Bokashi Bin 120 

$259.00 + GST + Freight

Includes  Bokashi Bin Colour Coded to suit (see below) + 1.5L Starter VRM Liquid Bokashi + Tamper Tool + Instructions

Standard Colours: Black, Nature Green, Dark Green, Grey                  Other Colours: Blue, Yellow, Red, Brown                                                       Mix & Match Bin and Lids: any of the above colour combinations

☺ Bokashi Bin 140

$289.00 + GST + Freight

Includes  Bokashi  Bin Colour Coded to suit (see below) + 1.5L Starter VRM Liquid Bokashi + Tamper Tool + Instructions

Standard Colours: Black, Nature Green, Dark Green, Grey                  Other Colours: Blue, Yellow, Red, Orange, Burgundy                                   Mix & Match Bin and Lids: any of the above colour combinations

☺Bokashi Bin 240 

$299.00 + GST + Freight

Includes  Bokashi Bin Colour Coded to suit (see below) + 1.5L Starter VRM Liquid Bokashi + Tamper Tool + Instructions

Standard Colours: Nature Green, Dark Green, Grey                                 Other Colours: Black, Blue, Yellow, Red, Orange, Burgundy, White, Purple                                                                                                                                          Mix & Match Bin and Lids: any of the above colour combinations

BokashiWorks VRM Liquid Compost  Conditioner

  • 500ml VRM Liquid Conditioner $15.00

 

  • 750ml VRM Liquid Conditioner $20.00

  • 1 Litre VRM Liquid Conditioner $25.00

 

Delivery

  • ‘U’ collect from the Sustainability Store Wattle Grove (please call first 08 9359 2582)

  • other Perth metro deliveries by negotiation

  • country WA and Interstate by regular carriers’ cost

  • offshore/interstate at regular shipping/transport rates

Further information and orders please call 08 9359 2582  /  0417 096 202

BUY BEST BUY WEST

 

 


WATER BIN ~ GREYWATER ~ WATER STORAGE ~ WATER SAVER BIN

Why let all your greywater or rainwater go down the drain? Don’t waste it!

Recycle your washing and rainwater with a Water Saver Wheelie Bin

Save water

Store water

Make every drop count

SORRY FOLKS IT’S NOT THE ONE ON THE LEFT BUT WHAT A CLASSIC SITUATED AT MILL POINT WA

 

With water restrictions  being destined to stay permanently in place your  Water Saver Wheelie Bin is a great addition for thirsty garden beds and fruit trees

Water is a big issue in Australia. Sometimes too much and mostly too little (read South West of Western Australia)

There are water restrictions in many major towns and cities and climate change and recurrent droughts affect our agriculture industry

The average Australian uses 320 litres of water per day for domestic purposes. Where does it all go?

Source~http://www.science.org.au/nova/105/105key.htm

From the Water Corporation W.A

Washing machines (clothes): Make sure you only put the washing machine on when you have a full load.  Reduce your washing by just one load a week and you will save up to 120 litres.”

The opposite of this is ~ wash every day and your water usage is in the region of 120 litres x 7 = 840 litres per week or equivalent to 43000 litres per year!

Just think of all the water you’re wasting or emptying down the drain

Water Saver Wheelie Bin is an easy and affordable wayto keep your garden up to scratchand comes in a convenient 140litre size with FOUR (4) wheels for effortless mobility and manoeuvarability around your garden. The BONUS! you can fill the  Water Saver Wheelie Bin to the top to move 140litres around with its NO-SPILL lid!

Water Saver provides that extra layer of  ‘water’ comfort

Water Saver prevents water wastage

  • Water Saver helps to water  fruit trees and  lawns
  • Enables a saving up to 140l of  water at any one time with little effort
  • Gets to difficult watering spots in your garden with  four (4) wheel ease
  • Has an EziConnect hose fitting
  • Directs excess water using your conventional  garden hose
  • Enables a feel good “I’m doing my bit to save water!”
  • Creates that “I want one too!” feeling amongst friends and neighbou

What are some of the features of your Water Saver Wheelie Bin?

  • Australian designed and manufactured
  • Constructed from high density polyethelene (HDPE) and UV stabilised
  • Resistant to heat, frost, chemicals and decay
  • Gravity fed system
  • Three ‘tie-down’ loops to prevent spills and unwanted access
  • Comes in a variety of Standard and Non-Standard colours

Standard colours: Blue & Yellow

CAUTION

Please exercise due care when using your Water Saver Wheelie Bin on a slope or in hilly areas, as the four (4) wheel configuration makes it both easy to use and and also easy to move of its own accord. Ensure that you use a chock to prevent unwanted movement in such circumstances

 

PRICING

Water Saver Wheelie Bin with EziConnect fitting

Kit $189.00 Plus GST Delivery Extra

COLLECTION

Collect at our HQ in Wattle Grove WA  but please ring first (08) 9359 2582 to ensure that a member of our team is available to assist your purchase and to get directions etc

BUY BEST BUY WEST!

 


EXCURSIONS INCURSIONS SCHOOLS EDUCATION

         

Foothills Sustainability Centre

Bookings (Essential) and Enquiries please call

 08 9359 2592 or 0417 096 202

info@weatherworks.com.au

The Foothills Sustainability Centre ‘Karralika’ (Blue Hills) is located in the Perth foothills in Wattle Grove some 30 minutes from the CBD is ideally placed for School Excursions, End of Term or Semester Events being run and developed by teachers and supported by teaching resources

FOOTHILLS SUSTAINABILITY CENTRE

All programs are curriculum linked and specifically designed for primary and secondary students and tailored to suit your needs taking all the hassle out of organising for you 

Getting pupils outdoors is more important than ever with an inclusive learning environment that’s hard to match

Of critical importance is building self-confidence, leadership, team and communication skills with an emphasis on safety and risk management

If you can’t make it to us we can bring the fun to you via our Incursions program

We are all about bring learning to life and embarking on a journey of discovery

Organic Gardening

Topic Outline

Area 1: ORGANIC GARDENING

SUSTAINABLE LIVING CARTOON 2013

THE WEB OF LIFE

Healthy Soil —————–Healthy Organisms —————————–Healthy Insects

Leading to

Healthy Plants———-Healthy Food————Healthy Animals—————-Healthy Us

How to make soil healthy (hands on)

How to make compost (hands on)

How to use vermicast (hands on)

Picking various vegies to make a Stir-Fry (time permitting)

Area 2 COMPOST  WORM  FARMSWORM FOOD POSTER 1 KINGSLEY PSWORM FARMING 

Types of bins used

Studying worms

What worms need in their ‘house’

What to feed them on

How to maintain a happy worm environment

Worm Juice benefits

Vermicast: what it is and how to collect and use it

AREA 3: SUSTAINABLE LIVING

GREEN SMART HERBS & THINGS 2013

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

The 5 R’s: Refuse—-Reduce—–Re-use—–Recycle—-Recharge

What we buy creates rubbish:- packaging and other wastes

What we discard creates landfill:- what is it? Effects on Soil—Air—Water

Water

Usage for every facet of life

Conserving water:- dams, tanks, desalination:- helping to save water

Power

Types:- using the Sun, Wind:- how we can help

Air

What we use and do can create pollution

Waste

What we can do about it

Housing

Using the sun; using the correct trees, windows, building materials

Everything we do, eat and buy has an effect on THE WEB OF LIFE

Call us on 9359 2582 / 0417 096 202 for further information or email info@weatherworks.com.au

All ages and Year Levels

KIDS GALORE

School Sustainability Excursions & Incursions 2016

AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC SCHOOLS 2 GIRLS 2013

Looking for something different, sustainable, hands-on, enjoyable and informative? You’ve got it at the Foothills Sustainability Centre 

Please join us and be our guests at the Foothills Sustainability Centre and experience some of the benefits of living sustainably in Perth’s backyard with an emphasis on self-sufficiency, environmental awareness and future living whilst actively engaging students in sustainable living in reality

Why the Foothills Sustainability Centre?

  • Close to the junction of Welshpool Road and Tonkin Highway in Wattle Grove East and easy to get to

  • Virtually a self-sustaining property with our own Water (tanks), Power (solar panels), Vegie Gardens (organic), Chickens (eggs), Timber (firewood), Orchard (lemons), Bees (honey)

  • Owner Built house incorporating recycled materials from old Perth buildings embellished with two Railway Guards’ vans from the previous Midland Workshops 

  • Lots of undercover areas in case of rain, cold or sunshine

  • Experienced and qualified presenters 

School excursions and incursions are directed in the main but are not necessarily limited to Pre-Primary, Kindergarden and Primary level students to inspire them to explore some of our practices relating to sustainability keeping in mind that there is no all-encompassing blueprint which covers every aspect of sustainability

 

We can also come to your school or community centre and provide a dynamic Incursion on sustainability topics such as worm farming along with our Wheelie Bin Worm Farm with training and instruction on how to use it to manage organic waste in your school. Alternatively you may wish to explore the significant benefits of a school Bokashi Composting systems or learn about the wider implications of sustainable living

Protocols

The Department of Education WA has advised that the Sustainability Centre’s method of approach offering sustainability related workshops and PD’s does not contravene any departmental protocols given that the content is in the public domain

The Sustainability Centre Workshops are entirely funded by our parent organisation Weatherworks Australia and at this stage are nor reliant on any outside funding or assistance

Presenters

As Facilitators we offer a combination of qualifications and practical experience being organic food gardeners, worm farmers, sustainability educators, present and past primary teachers and university educators in Australia, Papua New Guinea, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Greece

Memberships include Australian Organic, Permaculture West, FoodWatch, Biodynamic Agriculture Australia, Kitchen Gardens SA, Australian Organics Recycling Association. Gardeners Circle, Sustainability in Business and the Australian Worm Growers’ Association

Excursion Days:  

Our excursions are currently available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays during school terms from 9.00am 

 Bookings and Enquiries: 9359 2582 / 0417 096 202 info@weatherworks.com.au 

Teachers and community organisations are invited to register interest in the programs on offer and we are happy to provide PD’s on sustainable topics

Pricing

  • Depending upon location INCURSIONS invoiced at $225 + GST for a single one hour session or $395.00 + GST for two consecutive classes delivered  on the same day

  • EXCURSIONS will be invoiced at $495 + GST for a single morning Session (3 hours)

  • Incursions and excursions are designed for a maximum of approximately 30 students per class or session at any one time

  • Where travel for Incursions is greater than 45 minutes from our home base an additional amount will be involved to cover time/travel costs
 

Sustainability Excursions and Incursions

Our sustainability school Excursions commenced in Term Two 2012 with the inagural group comprising  some very keen worm farming Year 7 students from Wesley College Perth who proceeded to Highvale Orchard (see below) after their excursion with us in Wattle Grove

We are fully covered for all necessary insurance and have Working with Children and Police Clearances

In case of emergency the Forrestfield Medical Centre is close by whilst the Fire Brigade is located approximately 5 minutes away

 

SELECTED SUSTAINABILITY EXCURSIONS:

Selection 1. Major (read Awesome) Sustainability Excursion @the Foothills Sustainability Centre 2016

We see sustainability as one of the most important opportunities for both our future and the future of our world

Our goal is to become a better household by looking at every facet of the way we live from the products we consume to the energy we use through the lens of sustainability

We are very much a work in progress with many sustainable initiatives still unfolding Sustainability in many respects is a journey; it is all about awareness and the incorporation of practical and sustainable actions to maintain and promote a better life

We welcome students and teachers and are delighted to share some of the knowledge we have gained in relation to sustainability

Pollution as a factor; what is happening with our world as we know it?

a. Water

b. Atmosphere

c. Land and soil

Our needs; what do we need to ensure a comfortable existence?

a. Housing

b. Food

c. Water

d. Transport

e. Electricity

Living sustainably; influences on how we live?

a.     Recycling program; what do we do and how do we do it?
b.     Light energy usage; fluorescent, incandescent versus LED lighting
c.     Home electricity power; solar, electricity authority, non-renewable
d.     Energy efficient appliances; refrigerators, freezers
e.     Home temperature; air-conditioning, heating, insulation
f.      Water usage and filtration; water sources, total dissolved solids
g.     Our food; home garden, organic, other food sources, food reuse
h.     Our health; eating, exercise, sport, leisure activities
i.      Our home; cleaning agents, pesticides
j.      Travel and transportation; public or private transport, cycling, walking
k.    Tour of property in conjunction with the above; location, transportation, home construction, solar and hot water panels, water sources and water storage, workshops, organic garden, composting, worm farming, chickens, bee keeping, dogs, bird life, trees, other activities

Preparation

Interactive Sustainability Quiz

Complete the ISQ prior to your arrival at the Foothills Sustainability Centre

Discuss some of your answers during the Excursion

Post Analysis

Questionnaire/Work Sheet: Sustainability @Foothills Sustainability Centre (to be advised- currently being prepared)

Produce (in groups of 4-6) a video/U Tube summary (with commentary) of the excursion highlighting the elements and discussions that were of importance to your group

‘Making a Difference: A Sustainable Way of Life’

Selection 2. Worms and Worm Farming Excursion / Incursion: 50 minutes

Designed to encourage and support worm composting and waste minimisation. Covers Worm Farming/ Recycling (includes live worms, worm farms, worm products and visual material)

  • Meet Wiggly Worm for an introduction to worm farming

  • Worm ecology and role of worms in the ecosystem

  • Examining live worms to identify their features

  • The state of waste management, minimization and recycling in the community

  • A practical introduction to various worm farms; in-ground, conventional, wheelie bin and large scale commercial (students will take part in the setting up of a typical wheelie bin worm farm)

  • Upkeep and care of worm farms including do’s and don’ts in relation to feeding

  • Emphasis on composting benefits and the production of nutrient rich worm juice and worm castings

  • How a school can develop and integrate organic waste recycling systems

  • Challenge~ invent your own worm farm

Selection 3. Bokashi (Kitchen Composting) Excursion/Incursion 40-50 minutes

  • The nature of Bokashi (microbial) composting through fermentation

  • History and increasing popularity of Bokashi composting

  • The utilization of composting  microbes will be demonstrated and discussed

  • Comparisons and advantages over worm farming and other forms of composting

  • View and assemble Bokashi composting kits

  • Tips for optimum Bokashi composting

  • Examine the  potential usefulness of Bokashi composting in a school situation

Selection 4. Soil Analysis and Organic Gardening Excursion  2 (Two) Hours

Covers Primary Education Department topics 

COMPOSTING –RECYCLING–GROWING FOOD CROPS–SEEDS & SEEDLINGS

  • Hands-on Composting including Worm Farming

  • Recycling the three R’s and what this means

  • Sustainable soil health

  • Growing food crops with plenty of opportunities to sample produce  

  • GM foods what we don’t know

  • Seeds and seedlings

  • The seed dilemma and seed collection

  • What we can learn from others including our Aboriginal population

Some the above dates are already taken so please be prompt in getting requests through as we are quite busy

What to plant?

  • Soil factors: structure, texture, pH, living organisms

  • Additives:  green manure; fertilizers; rock dust; worm juice and castings; Bokashi; mulch; Bentonite; Zeolite

  • Growing Food Crops

  • Moon Planting/Timing

  • Companion Planting

  • Paths for Compost

  • Crop Rotation

  • Seeds and Seedlings

Organic gardens and compost bays will be observed and discussed with opportunities to sample seasonal produce and  understand the requirement for healthy and fertile so

4. Additional Mini Sustainability Selections/Additions ~Excursion


  • Chicken/Egg Raising: Examine and discuss the various breeds of chickens; feeding routines; animal care and egg collection

FREE-RANGE CHICKENS~ BSP 4916632

  • Lemon Orchard: Observe a viable urban lemon orchard to determine the optimum growth and conditions necessary for citrus growing

  • Climate Change: Examine selected aspects including Renewable Energy; Energy Efficient Housing; Bush Fires (includes demonstration of fire-fighting equipment)

  • Sustainable Housing Design: Water Storage, Use and Quality

Powerpoint and handouts are available to teachers to follow-up on the sustainability sessions

Please call/contact us at the Foothills Sustainability Centre 9359 2582 /0417 096 202 info@weatherworks.com.au

Your School Invitation

We invite you to come and join us on one of our informative and enjoyable excursions and endeavour to combine both our Sustainability Centre in Wattle Grove and Highvale Orchard in Pickering Brook

Please call/contact us at the Foothills Sustainability Centre 9359 2582  info@weatherworks.com.au

Please use your nominated education email when making contact and kindly reveal what organisation you originate from

 

Bookings: 2016

  • Teachers are invited to register their interest

  • Please contact our Sustainability Consultants~ Margaret & Les Lyons ~ info@weatherworks.com.au   9359 2582

  • Please note that we don’t do worms in take-home bottles believing this to be a non-productive method of teaching; rather we do a group worm farm whereby students can learn from each other and contribute to their overall understanding of worm ecology and the benefits flowing from worm farming

  • Bonus! schools or other centres are able to purchase any of our superb (read world leading) worm farms at a heavily discounted ratE

The Foothills Sustainability Centre   info@weatherworks.com.au    

 (08) 9359 2582 / 0417 096 202

EXCURSION JULY 2015 007LOGO THE WORM FARM STORE II

RAISED GARDEN BED YELLOW IIIWORM CASTINGS IMAGE c. hickorycreek nurseryRAISED GARDEN BED SCHOOLS

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