Workshop to rethink your organic waste

Pictured is Narooma Public School students Ali Guseli, Marli Clark and Taylah Noonan, who enjoy looking after their schools chicken coop.
Pictured is Narooma Public School students Ali Guseli, Marli Clark and Taylah Noonan, who enjoy looking after their schools chicken coop.

Residents can explore options on how to use their organic waste in an online workshop on Thursday, September 10.

Marking National Organics Week, the workshop will discuss the pros and cons of hot and cold composting, worm farming, Bokashi bins and keeping chickens.

The 45-minute workshop presentation, run by the Eurobodalla Shire Council, will be held at 7.30 on Zoom.

Council's waste education officer Gillian Kearney said organic waste comprised a substantial proportion of people's red-lid bin contents, taking up valuable space in landfill.

"Organic matter such as food waste can be reused in much more beneficial way for everyone and the environment," she said.

Residents can learn more about ways to re-use their food waste including through keeping chickens - at an online workshop hosted by Eurobodalla Council for National Organics Week.

Residents can learn more about ways to re-use their food waste including through keeping chickens - at an online workshop hosted by Eurobodalla Council for National Organics Week.

"If allowed to break down naturally in a composting or fermentation process it provides a valuable soil conditioner.

"Almost all your food waste can be repurposed into nitrogen-rich fertiliser for your garden.

"By recycling effectively and correctly and keeping organics and other valuable resources out of landfill, we can all help save on landfill space as well as look after our beautiful surroundings."

The council said it would be a great pre-curser to learn more about Council's free in-person composting and worm farming workshops, to be held in November.Register for the 'Diversion therapy for organics' online workshop via the event page on Council's website www.esc.nsw.gov.au/events or phone 4474 1343 to register your interest.

For more information about home composting and worm farming - including the November workshops - visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/council-services/water-waste-recycling/waste/projects/home-composting

For more information and upcoming workshops, visit the council's website.

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