Celebrating everything compost for International Compost Awareness Week (3-9 May)

Compost deliveries for Darebin Community Gardens

To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, Council have donated nutrient-rich compost to our local community gardens with help from the Back to Earth Initiative. These gardens are growing fresh and nutritious food with compost YOU helped create just by putting your food scraps and organic waste in your green waste bin at home. We love supporting our local community gardens to continue to grow fresh, nutritious food during this time. Find a garden or farm using this compost on Back to Earth’s Compost in Action Map.

The image included is the Urban Farm at the Melbourne Food Hub after they received their compost last year!

If you’re a community garden in Darebin and would like to be included in next years compost deliveries, then email environment.support@darebin.vic.gov.au to register your interest.

More information on food and green waste recycling bin and compost is available at www.darebin.vic.gov/foodwaste.

Free composting tutorials

Are you setting up your first compost bin, worm farm or bokashi at home? We can help! We’re running two free Facebook live composting demos with our friends at 3000acres, to help you get the most out of your home composting system.

Two sessions are available which are suitable for beginners or those already home composting:

We want to see your home composting adventures this International Compost Awareness Week (3-9 May) – email us or post and tag your compost photos on social media with #darebinbackyardharvest to show us your composting systems, share your progress and inspire other home composters!