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Media Release: Learn how to make worms useful

By February 14, 2007No Comments

Maroondah City Council is offering residents the opportunity to get up close and personal with an active worm farm, in order to learn how to manage one of these useful composting tools in their own home.

Councillor Alex Makin invites the community to a free worm farming and composting workshop on Saturday 3 March at Arrabri Community House, Bayswater North.

“This interactive workshop will let you touch and smell composting materials, show how an active worm farm works, and for a real hands on challenge you can even sort the worms from the worm castings!”said Cr Makin.

“The workshop will also provide participants with a range of tools and information to successfully set up and maintain their own compost bin or worm farm at home,” said Cr Makin.

The workshop is ideal for residents considering setting up a compost bin or worm farm, as well as for those who are already operating a composting system but would like some advice or ideas on maintaining healthy and effective systems.

“In Maroondah approximately half the waste of average households sent to landfill is organic. By learning how to compost and manage a worm farm, this waste can be removed from landfill and successfully reused in the garden at home,” said Cr Makin.

Home composting helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improves soil quality and provides excellent organic fertiliser for our gardens.

The workshop will be held on Saturday 3 March from 10am to 12pm at Arrabri Community House, Allambanan Drive, Bayswater North (Melways map 65 B1).

To register for this exciting free workshop please call Katie from EnviroCom on 9703 5214.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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