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International Composting Awareness Week

Better Soil, Better Life, Better Future

Monday 2 – Sunday 8 May 2016

International Composting Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of  compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products.

Did you know that we can compost to help scrap carbon pollution, by avoiding land filling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils? 

Composting is a simple and easy way to reduce our waste. By starting a compost system in our backyard, we are creating a rich and valuable resource for our garden and diverting our kitchen scraps away from landfill.  We purchased a large compost bin and found the right location to make it convenient to use.  Using a diverse variety of ingredients is producing compost that’s rich in nutrients. The mulch our garden and kitchen is creating is perfect for our vegie and herb patch.  A big bonus is finding a tomato plant or potato plant popping up where we didn't plant it.

We bake our eggshells and use them as a natural snail deterrent and using our Thermomix grind the shells to make a powder which adds calcium into the soil.   Also perfect to strengthen the eggs of our numerous birds.  Read more on uses of eggshells in your garden in a previous BLOG