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Perfect pets with prodigious poo


The missing link has been found between transformational microscopic organisms, worm poo and Eurobodalla residents.

Eurobodalla Council’s waste minimisation officer Adam Patyus said locals were harnessing the power of microscopic organisms and pet worms to turn their unwanted kitchen scraps and garden clippings into highly nutritious garden fertiliser.

And the good news, he said, was that Council was getting right behind anyone wanting to learn how.

“To become a budding vermiculturist or master composter all you need to do is enrol in one of Council’s upcoming free worm farm or composting workshops,” Mr Patyus said.

He said worms were quiet, didn’t smell and were ideal pets for people with limited space.

“They are beautiful to watch as they go about turning kitchen scraps into natural garden fertiliser,” he said.

“Composting is also a great option if you live somewhere with a garden, because it can take most (non-meat) food scraps, leaf-litter and garden prunings and turn them into decomposed organic matter, ready to be added back to your garden.”

Council’s worm farming and composting workshops will demonstrate how residents can transform unwanted food scraps into a nutrient-rich plant supplement, which helps enrich soil and reduces the need for chemical fertilisers. It also reduces the amount of organic waste households are sending to landfill.

On completion of the workshops participants receive either a free compost bin kit or worm farm and worms, depending on the course attended.

Free composting workshops will be held at the Moruya Waste Transfer Station on:

· Friday 13 November, 9.30-11am

· Saturday 14 November, 9.30-11am

· Friday 20 November, 12-1.30pm

· Saturday 21 November, 9.30-11am.

To book a place for the composting workshops phone Council’s waste services team on 4474 1024.

Worm farming workshops will be held at the Moruya Waste Transfer Station:

· Friday 13 November, 12-1.30pm

· Saturday 14 November, 12-1.30pm

· Friday 20 November, 9.30-11am

· Saturday 21 November, 12-1.30pm.

To book a worm farming workshop place, phone South Coast Colleges on 4472 9202.

For more information visit Council’s waste and recycling page: www.esc.nsw.gov.au/waste



Above: Worms are quiet and hardworking pets that can transform kitchen and garden scraps into nutrient-rich fertiliser. Eurobodalla Council is hosting its popular worm farming and composting workshops this November – and they’re free.

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