Easy composting tips

Wanneroo Times - - News -

MINDARIE Re­gional Coun­cil will hold a free work­shop on im­prov­ing Perth’s sandy soils this Satur­day.

Peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ing in the May 13 work­shop at the Tamala Park ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre can learn ways to im­prove soils that lack nu­tri­ents with­out spend­ing lots of money or ef­fort.

Waste ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Peg Davies said it was the right time for plant­ing and look­ing for­ward to win­ter veg­eta­bles and flow­ers.

“How­ever, this can be costly when we need to add lots of fer­tiliser and be wor­ried about wa­ter and bugs,” she said.

“We throw away so much or­ganic ma­te­rial – it is easy to learn how to process this into beau­ti­ful com­post for a gar­den space.

“While our coun­cils process most of our gen­eral-waste bin into use­ful soil con­di­tioner, it is al­ways ben­e­fi­cial to us if we can use it at home be­fore it goes near a bin.”

The free work­shop will show ways to process or­ganic food and gar­den waste, plus cre­ate a small wick­ing bed that can re­duce wa­ter con­sump­tion in the gar­den.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d468744

Waste ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Peg Davies.

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