Nov. 30, 2010
Community Compost at Barrett House
We've just installed an Aerobin on a footpath garden outside Barrett House (Council's sustainability demonstration and community house) on the corner of Barrett Place and Frenchman's Road. It's there for everyone to love and use!.
Community groups and council staff use Barrett House regularly for meetings, workshops and events so it's great that we can now save all our food scraps and compost them on site. The compost can be used on the fantastic cottage garden that Permaculture East created and neighbours are welcome to take some to use also. The compost bin is in a public space so if you don't have the space at home you can use it and hopefully passers by will see it, get excited and feel the desire to compost (that's what we feel when we see it anyway).
Aerobins get really hot and don't need a lot of help to compost but they do require a good balance of food and garden waste and a good stir. So if you're at the house and have a minute, gather some leaves and garden materials from nearby and grab the "compost mate" turner from the bathroom and give it a good mix. This will keep the nitrogen and carbon balance and make sure it's aerated.
Compost your food and garden scraps to reduce waste to landfill and create healthy soil.
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