Welcome to winter! We certainly had our fair share of cold and rain in June, apparently it was the wettest June in six years! For those of you who aren’t too keen on the cold weather, there’s some good news. The winter solstice has come and gone. Which means 21 June was the shortest day in the southern hemisphere and days thereafter will actually start to get longer. On those sunny winter days it’s a perfect time to get out into the garden and warm up a little.
Compost guru Costa visits the Eco Garden, Fagan Park!
Costa Georgiadis the compost guru often seen on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia visited the Eco Garden at Fagan Park on Sunday 26 May to talk all things compost. Costa pumped enthusiasm into the 70 odd ‘Compost Revolutioners’ gathered to hear him speak. Describing benefits of home composting and recycling our green waste and our food waste at home, he also reminded us the importance of the ADAM principle (Air, Diversity, Aliveness and Moisture – four essential components of any successful compost bin and worm farm). A wonderful way to spend a sunny autumn morning!
When addressing the concept of why to compost Costa asked the group ‘How am I going to change the world with something like this?’, for which his reply came ‘We are not asking you to change the world… just change your world. Your bin can change your world, which can ultimately change the entire world!’. After Costa’s energising talk ‘Compost Revolutioners’ had the chance to meet and greet Costa, check out live composting and worm farming in the garden and enjoy some morning tea in the sunshine.
If you’d like more information on composting or worm farming, remember you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Council’s Waste Hotline on 9847 4856.