Currently Aussies generate around 7.6 million tonnes of food waste per year which is being buried in landfill and contributing to our greenhouse gas emissions. Landfill areas are slowly diminishing and there is a crucial need to create sustainable and cost effective alternatives to it.
Composting is a sustainable way to divert our food waste away from landfill while helping the environment at the same time, and the good thing is you don’t have to be a farmer to do it.
6-12 May marks the 13th year of International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW) which is the largest education initiative of the composting industry to raise awareness of the benefits of using compost to improve soil quality, protect the environment and to reduce the use of pesticides and fertiliser.
If you have been put off composting in the past, thinking it may be difficult, you may be surprised to find it is easier than you realise. A composting bin outside, a Bokashi bucket under the sink, a worm farm on your verandah or a small compost heap in your backyard; there is a range of options to suit a variety of lifestyles and available spaces.
As part of ICAW, The Edible Landscape Garden Project supported by Botanical Bazaar Garden Festival is hosting a composting workshop at Country Paradise Parklands Nerang on Saturday 12 May from 8.30am – 10.30am. The ‘Hot Composting Workshop – Compost in 18 days’ will show you how to break down your household waste and save landfill space in a hands on workshop. You will be armed with information to immediately start preparing your compost heap in your backyard space and in just 18 days can produce delicious compost ready for use in your garden.
Bookings are essential and you can include in the workshop for a gold coin donation. For more information and to book your space head on over to botanicalbazaar.com.au.