Did you know around half of what we throw away in our garbage bins each week could go into a compost bin or worm farm? Composting is the traditional method of breaking organic matter down into nutrient-rich soil conditioner. The finished product improves soil structure and makes the perfect platform for growing plants, especially fruits and vegetables. Using compost can increase your crop yields without the need for adding synthetic chemicals or expensive fertilisers.

In this session, participants will learn about:

• How to prevent food waste and save money with a few simple changes

• Which is the best way to compost at home – compost bins or heaps, worm farms, and bokashi buckets

• Getting the most out of a new food and garden waste bin – and how it supports home composting

• And more tips and tricks

Join this free online event and bring along any tricky composting questions that you need to be answered!

The aim of this event is to minimise waste and increase community engagement around reducing waste to zero, which is one of Maribyrnong Council’s Zero Waste Strategy actions.


Ella Boyen is the creator of the Compost Community program that Maribyrnong Council subscribes to. Ella has over 20 years of experience in environmental management, environmental education, marketing, and communication.

Fundamentals of Compost - Resized
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Sun 20 / Feb 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM





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