Vermiculture for Business


Course Outline:

Courses are divided into 2 parts over a period of 5 days. Two days will be dedicated to learning the skills required to create compost using worms. Three days will be dedicated to making a business selling compost.

Practical Skills Training:

This part of the course is offered to give the practical skills and tools required to prepare and manage a composting system. It involves hands-on experience working with compost following all stages of production.

Students will learn the following:

  • why is compost better than fertiliser?
  • introduction to the business of composting
  • what you will need to set up a business
  • garden waste, manures and other organic waste
  • worms and how to create compost
  • benefits of worm castings

Business Skills Training:

This part of the course will take students through the necessary steps to turn their products into a business. A very dynamic and practical approach is used to give students the maximum hands on experience as they develop their own individual, business plan. Students are given the opportunity to explore and develop their own networks. Students will learn the following:

  • How to start my business
  • Assets, Stocks, Cash and Credit
  • Balance Sheet
  • Quality and Value Add
  • Marketing My Product
  • Production, Sales and Costs
  • Income Statement
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Growing My Business

Course Duration: 5 days
Monday to Friday from 8.30am- 4pm

Course Cost: R2500

Included in the Course Fees:

  • All course material and personal manual
  • 4 hours of private business coaching once the course is completed
  • Certificate of completion
  • Membership to the Green Business College
  • Tea, coffee and water

What is not included in the course fees?:

  • Snacks, lunch and drinks (other than tea,coffee and water)
  • Transport to and from college
  • Stationary and pens for writing

What to Bring:

  • Pen and paper for note-taking
  • Food and drinks (other than tea,coffee and water)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and lots of energy. ?