Ever since the Brisbane City Council coordinated with various community gardens, more locals have participated in making Brisbane a healthier and greener environment. Yeronga is one of many communities that are actively participating in this crusade. On Sunday, the 18th of June, the Yeronga Community Garden will host a Compost and Worm Farm Workshop. This free event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to learn how to “reduce the organic waste” sent to Brisbane’s landfills.
In line with the BCC’s composting project, one of the primary goals of community gardens is to educate locals on using kitchen and garden scraps for organic soil enrichment. This way, there would be lesser usage of chemicals in gardens and landfills would be rid of organic waste. Indeed, it is a better idea to use such wastes in gardens instead of just sending them over to landfills.
Organically-fed edible plants are healthier to eat than those fed with chemicals and other commercial fertilizers. Also, food waste is reportedly “a big part of what goes into Brisbane’s bins” causing organic materials to pile up in landfills. Because of this, the BCC is thus promoting organic waste composting in all of Brisbane.
The BCC’s Community Composting program encourages locals who live near the newly-supplied composting hubs to “regularly contribute their kitchen scraps to the community garden compost bin.” Educational workshops will also be conducted for everyone to “learn more about the many benefits of composting and other great ways to reduce the amount of organic waste.” Participants to such workshops will be given “a free kitchen caddy”, which they can use for collecting and transporting waste materials to the nearby composting hubs.
Among the community gardens currently involved in the program are the ones in Annerley and Yeronga. The workshop, which will be conducted on the 3rd Sunday of June, will be held in the suburb’s community garden conveniently located at 24 Killarney Street. Attendees are advised to “wear a hat and flat enclosed shoes.” People are also advised to bring drinking water and sunscreen. Morning tea is provided on site.
Limited places are available for the event. Participants of all ages are welcome. For bookings and inquiries, you may contact the BCC on 07 3403 8888. If you have time to spare, stop by and help make Brisbane a healthier and greener place to live.
Meanwhile, if you want to sign up for a free BCC compost and worm farm workshop or to simply be involved at your nearby community composting hub, register online by clicking here.