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One MidWaste workshop at a time, Shelley Kashene-McClure is converting consumers into composters and they are turning their scraps into soil.
Shelley is the friendly face of Midwaste that is using Taree Community Garden as a classroom to teach people to reduce their waste and to turn food scraps into soil using a compost bin or worm farm.
Taree Community Garden will again host a ‘Scraps to Soil’ workshop on March 18 and participants will learn how to set-up and maintain a compost bin and how to set up a worm farm with healthy worms. The workshop will cost $20 and includes workshop attendance and the choice of a compost bin or worm farm kit to take home. A workshop in Wingham is also planned for March 11.
“Each year in NSW we produce around 400 kilograms of waste per person and two-thirds of this is organic matter such as food scraps and plants.
“Food scraps and other organic matter dumped in landfill creates methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas. Wasted food also wastes the energy, water, resources, transport and money to produce and transport the food.
“Learning to compost, to convert your scraps into soil will help to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill and it will give you a valuable resource for your garden.”
The Scraps to Soil composting and worm farming workshop program teaches participants how to correctly set-up and maintain an active composting process in a compost bin, and how to set up a worm farm with healthy worms that will process food scraps, create soil and nutrient-rich worm wee.
To book visit www.midwaste.org.au/composting