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Compost Revolution: Online Quiz and Tutorial

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on May 20th, 2013

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Image: Compost Revolution

The Mount Alexander Shire Council has signed up for a Compost Revolution – your ‘one-stop-shop for composting and wormfarming':

“Composting and wormfarming is easy to do and prevents the wasteful transport of food scraps to landfill where they produce harmful greenhouse gases. You can halve your rubbish and return vital nutrients to the soil to grow your veggies in. You can learn all the basics of composting and wormfaring at our online tutorial, then take the quiz.

After that [if you live in Mt Alexander] you’re eligible for a discounted compost bin or worm farm!

The Compost Revolution is a community initiative that promotes home composting, growing food locally and connecting with your neighbours. Get involved, learn, test yourself and start turning food scraps into healthy soil for growing food.”

>> compostrevolution.com.au/mountalexander/


Successful Worm Farming: Workshop

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on October 10th, 2012

13 October , 2012
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Want bucket loads of worm castings, like these ones collected from EcoCentre? In this workshop you’ll learn how to set up and maintain a top-performing worm farm.

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to wrangle worms, including appropriate music and poetry to increase their motivation! Learn how to provide them with gourmet food and other secrets of turning your organic kitchen waste into garden enriching compost.

The workshop will be run by industry professional Richard Thomas. Richard is a highly sought-after expert who not only runs a worm nursery in Melbourne but who also consults in this field in developing countries around the Asia-Pacific region.

Saturday 13 October, 11am
Port Phillip Ecocentre, St Kilda

Bookings ESSENTIAL. Cost $30  / $15 EcoCentre ‘green’ members
www.trybooking.com/BYSP
9534  0670 / paula@ecocentre.com

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda
(adjacent St Kilda Botanic Gardens)

 


Composter’s Composium with Costa

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 29th, 2011

7 May , 2011
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Smith Reserve, corner of Alexander Parade and George St, Fitzroy, next to the Fitzroy public swimming pool.

Yarra City Council
Cultivating Community


Community Composting Project: Moreland

Posted in Movements, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on November 9th, 2010


Image: daquella manera via flickr CC

Moreland City Council is currently seeking funding to develop a community composting hubs trial project comprising a network of “bring to” composting hubs across Moreland. The hubs will be located in residential streets, apartment blocks and community gardens. The trial stage of the project has the potential to prevent 51 tonnes of food waste from going to landfill and 45.9 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions in its first year.

Council is looking for community groups and residents who would be interested in using their nearest hub for food waste disposal, assisting with compost maintenance and/or being an end user of compost material.

Update September 15/09/13: This project is no longer seeking participants.


Community Composting Project: Moreland

Posted in Models, Movements, Seeking by RoseT on October 9th, 2010


Image: sporkist via flickr CC

Do you live in the City of Moreland?  Moreland City Council is currently developing a community composting project comprising a network of “bring to” composting hubs across Moreland.  We envisage that the hubs will be located in residential streets, apartment blocks and community gardens.  The trial stage of the project has the potential to prevent 51 tonnes of food waste from going to landfill and 45.9 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions in its first year.

We are looking for community groups and residents who are interested in participating in a variety of ways, such as by hosting a trial site, assisting with compost maintenance and/or being an end user of compost material.

Update September 15/09/13: This project is no longer seeking participants.


Glenda Lindsay, Sustainable Cities Round Table Sustainable Sharing, 26th February 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on March 19th, 2009

Glenda Lindsay, volunteer of Yarra Neighhbourhood Orchard Edibles Swap, introduces another pilot project that she’s involved with: The Compost Mates Pilor Project. The project aims to tackle the problem of food wastage by collecting food wastes and to turn it into compost. Her talk is titled “Feed de Soil, dat Feed de Plant, dat Feed us too“.

Compost Mate 1

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