International Composting Awareness Week!

What a great week it has been for the Eco House and Garden team celebrating International Composting Awareness Week!

The week began teaching a group of Yr 8 students from St Lukes Grammar some Composting 101 to kick off their weekly help in supporting the Fisher Rd SSP/One Meal Composting system that is currently dealing with approximately 300kg of food waste a week in 40 compost bins, 3 large worms farms and over a dozen chickens. We are so happy to have them involved helping the One Meal Compost Crew to turn these waste organics into a valuable resource that is being shared with the community.

Ku-ring-gai residents came for a Compost and Worm master-class midweek and left with lots of great tips to perfect their technique or kick start their journey.

60 Year 7 Mackellar Girls came to learn about sustainable food growing and creating healthy soils as part of the unit in Food Technology. They all engaged amazingly with the Compost systems and feed each of our 8 Worms Farms, getting up close with our friends the worms.  It has been great to share our knowledge and passion for all things Composting and we’d love to see you at one of future events- it’s not just one week for us!!! 

Did you know Composting not only removes the organic fraction from landfill, reducing methane emissions to our air and leachate to our soils and waterways, but also creates beautiful, dynamic healthy soils. A powerful combination to tackle climate change, absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in our soils as carbon, as well as improve water and nutrient holding capacity in our soils and soil structure, reducing the need for synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. A win win for all!To learn more about composting check out our resources here:

and for schools here:

Or join us at one of our upcoming community workshops:

We’d love to see you!

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