Get your hands dirty

Ngaire McGaw from Sustainable Jamboree. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite
Ngaire McGaw from Sustainable Jamboree. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite Inga Williams

WHAT do those leaves in your gutters and those vegetable scraps in your kitchen sink have in common? They could both do wonders for your yard.

Brisbane City Council (BCC) is running a series of free compost and worm farm workshops where people can learn how to revitalise their gardens.

A free workshop held next Sunday at St Aidan's Anglican Girl's school in Corinda will be among the sessions featured in the program.

The event will offer the basics of composting and worm farming, including different methods, ingredients and principles.

Participants will also learn how to make their own worm farm by reusing and recycling everyday household materials.

Sustainable Jamboree member Ngaire McGaw said her organisation helped facilitate the council's participation in the community event

"Composting is an essential part of growing locally grown organic food and looking after local soil the natural way," she said.

"While also cutting greenhouse gas emissions from methane emissions in landfill."

Ms McGaw said more than 2500 people attended the free compost and worm farm workshops in Brisbane during 2010 to 2011.

She said the program was set up by BCC to help reduce the thousands of tonnes of rubbish that ended up in Brisbane landfill sites each day.

The session will take place a day before Planet Ark's National Recycling Week which runs from November 12 to 18.

The compost and worm farm workshop will be held at the school on Sunday, November 11 from 9am to noon.

Booking are essential with limited spaces. For more information or to book a spot phone BCC on 3403 8698.

Topics:  compost environment recycling

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