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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Worms on Wheels

When organic waste – like food scraps – decomposes in landfill, it emits methane, which is one of the most harmful greenhouse gases and a significant contributor to our changing climate.

Murrindindi Shire Council Environment Portfolio Councillor, Bec Bowles said managing organic waste at home is a great way to do your bit for our environment and a fun and easy way to turn your scraps into a rich fertiliser your garden will love.

“If you’re interested in learning more, Alexandra Secondary College’s ‘Worms on Wheels’ students, with a bit of help from Murrindindi Shire Council, are set to host a worm farming and composting workshop on Saturday October 19,” Cr Bowles said.

“You might have seen the students out and about in Alexandra collecting food scraps from businesses on their ‘Worms on Wheels’ bike. Council was really pleased to donate 10 new worm farms to the school earlier this year to help the students expand the project and master the art of worm farming. The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network are also big supporters of the Worms on Wheels project.

“Since then, the students have become expert composters and worm farmers and this workshop is great chance for them to share their skills with the community.

“As part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the students’ composting and worm faming projects, as well as whether compost or worm farming is right for you and how to set up and maintain a system at home.

“I really encourage you to come along to this fantastic event, which is being held at the Embassy of Ideas in Alexandra from 10am to 12noon on Saturday October 19. While the event is free, there are limited places for the workshop, so please register your attendance at https://www.trybooking.com/554905 or by phoning 0439 801 550,” Cr Bowles said.