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Free worm farming and composting workshops

2 Aug 2012


Come along and learn how to compost and set up your own worm farm at one of the free, hands-on workshops offered by Hurstville City Council.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Steve McMahon said these workshops proved very popular with residents earlier in the year.

“The workshops will give residents the know-how to set up a compost system and worm farm and to maintain it effectively,” he said.

Mayor McMahon said that almost half of what goes into the rubbish is organic waste that can be recycled.

“Recycling organic waste, such as food scraps and garden clippings, can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill as well being great for your garden and plants,” he said.

“Put simply, it’s taking your food scraps and other organic waste and turning it into a rich soil-like substance.

“Worm farms are ideal for apartments and units, while composting is great for a backyard.”

Mayor McMahon said all participants must be residents of the Hurstville local government area.

“We will be giving participants a free compost bin or worm farm to help them get started,” he said.

The workshops are on:
• Saturday 11 August 2012, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
• Thursday 23 August 2012, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
• Saturday 8 September 2012, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
• Thursday 13 September 2012, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
• Saturday 13 October 2012, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
• Thursday 18 October 2012, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
• Thursday 22 November 2012, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
• Saturday 24 November 2012, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
• Saturday 8 December 2012, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Bookings are essential and places are limited. For more information or to book your spot please call 9330 6222 or email hccmail@hurstville.nsw.gov.au 

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Media contact: 
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953


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