SEVERAL Narooma Blue Water Dragons members on Saturday attended the free home composting workshop at Bodalla Nursery.
The workshop was one of five organised by Eurobodalla Shire Council, held at different locations across the shire including at the Central Tilba community hall and Narooma Library, and were all facilitated by local identity, Shanna Provost.
The workshops were attended by more than 100 residents across the shire, all wanting to learn how to divert organic matter from their waste bins, which ends up in landfill, to feeding their gardens and vegie patches instead.
The various hosts, including the two nurseries, played a very important part of the success of the project.
At the conclusion of the workshops, the “graduate” residents were eligible to receive a free home-composting kit to put what they had learnt into practice.
All land activities directly affect the waterways, especially ground water pollution, so reducing the amount of organic matter going into landfill in plastic bags which is buried and turns into a toxic, acidic leachate is a step in the right direction to keeping waterways clean.
Like many water-based sports and activities, the Narooma Blue Water Dragons paddle on Wagonga Inlet, so the health of this beautiful waterway is very important to them and never taken for granted.
It is a privilege to be able to enjoy such clear and pristine waters, often seeing clearly to the sandy bottom and it is this clear, clean water that ensures we have lots of sea life to keep divers and fishermen happy not to mention the seals, stingrays, whales and sea birds that all play an important part in our local environment and economy.