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TTG Kitchen Gardeners – Celebrating Compost in May: Rich Soil from Food Waste and Worms

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Waste is everything…

To your garden that is. Kitchen waste is also one of the biggest problems facing our city councils in tackling waste management. But if you compost, keep worms or backyard chickens, you shouldn’t need to throw anything organic in your green bins.

Come along to our third workshop of 2015 and learn tips for the perfect compost, and encouraging worms.

The workshop will be run by compost expert and waste separation consultant Kim Frankowiak and Kitchen Gardeners’ resident ‘chook lady’ Barb Frey, who will be sharing their knowledge on setting up a practical compost area using bought or recycled materials. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! We have some great compost to show off, with bin composters, worms, bokashi and more. Check out the pictures below to see the compost Barb and Kim have been ‘cooking’ up.

See what happened to this grapefruit!



Kids’ Club

Kids are welcome – we’ll have some hands-on children’s activities happening in conjunction with the workshop if your child wishes to play, so please make sure they are wearing gardening clothes. You may like to bring little gloves too.

We like to share. Please bring:

    • Something from your garden/kitchen for the sharing table (eg. seedlings, fruit, herbs, eggs etc)
    • Something to share for afternoon tea.

Event details:

RSVP: We’ll be in a Bassendean back yard. Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.

Date: Sunday 17 May

Venue: Barb’s place in Bassendean, address will be sent when you RSVP.

Time: Join us from 2pm until 4pm.

Thanks to:

This project is funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.


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Waste & Recycling survey open

Do you recycle? Do you compost? Do you support a ban on plastic bags?
We’ve created a quick online survey on waste and recycling to gauge where people are at, and to help guide the direction of the Transition Town Guildford Waste Group.
It’s only 13 questions, super easy and entirely anonymous. Only takes 5 mins.
Please fill it out, we’d love to hear what you think?
Also, feel free to forward to any friends and family who live nearby
We’ll send out the results when complete