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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.

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See what happened to this grapefruit!

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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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February Movie Night – Dive!

Every year Australian’s waste $8 billion on food! That’s 4.5 million tons of food every year and about $1036 of edible food per household per year. Join us in February for a movie about food waste.

Dive Poster

“Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.” via IMDB. Rated 7.3/10

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 10th February

The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

Join us for food and drinks and celebrate the year from 6 pm onwards, Movie starts at 7 pm

Entry by donation