Four residents have won tickets in MidCoast Council’s Scrap to Soil competition.
The lucky four each won a spot at the workshop of their choice, plus a free composter and aerator or a worm farm - worth $20.
They were Eloise Taylor, Cass Turner, Belinda Warwick and Liz Jarvis.
Cass Turner is looking forward to improving "the soil on our very sandy block" and Belinda Warwick says she "would love to start a worm farm with my kids and grow some lovely vegetables".
The Scraps to Soil workshop will teach participants how to get started with composting and worm farming to turn kitchen and garden scraps into amazing food for the garden and soil.
The workshops include information on the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintenance of a compost bin or worm farm, how to use compost and trouble-shooting.
Complete the workshop and you’ll be ready to create your own fantastic compost at home.
Composting reduces the amount of waste going to landfill – great for the environment, and by using compost as mulch in the garden, less water will be required to to keep plants blooming.
This will save money on water bill this summer, and the garden will be look great as well.
Scraps to Soil workshops will be held from 1-3pm at:
- Gloucester, Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Centre, 88 King Street, Saturday, October 28,
- Taree, Community Garden, 4/80 Wynter Street, Saturday, November 4,
- Cundletown, Community Garden, corner, Main and Edwards streets, Saturday, November 18 from 3.30-5.30pm, and
- Tuncurry, The Green, Tip Road, Saturday, November 25.
The workshop costs $20 and includes either free composter and aerator or a worm farm.
Register today at www.midwaste.org.au/composting for the location that suits you, but be quick - places are filling fast.
This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.