Learn how to make compost
USING waste materials to create garden soil can be an inexpensive way to set up a thriving garden, says a waste education officer.
“We can make our soil using grass clippings, prunings, and shredded paper,” Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) waste education officer Peg Davies said.
“Worms will munch up our food scraps for free.”
The Town of Victoria Park sends its waste to the MRC and it will host a free workshop on Sunday at the Victoria Park Community Garden, teaching interested people how to make compost and use it in an eco-friendly water-saving ‘wicking bed’.
Preparing to host the workshops as part of the Waste Authority’s Compost in May campaign, Ms Davies said composting could help keep material out of bins.
“A ‘wicking bed’ is where the
www.communitypix.com.au d437057 garden is watered from beneath. It can be made from easily obtainable materials such as old olive barrels, foam boxes, bathtubs and garden pots.
“Then using old pool cleaner hoses or vacuum cleaner pipes and other bits and pieces, a working ‘wicking bed’ is created,” she said.
“What you use depends on what is around.”
MRC also invites people to tour its composting facility in Neerabup.
Peg Davies will show you how to compost.