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Free Composting Workshop for Hawkesbury Residents

Hawkesbury Composting Workshop With Margaret Mossakowska
Sustainability educator margaret mossakowska from moss house © hawkesbury city council

Join in a free composting workshop for Hawkesbury residents at the Deerubbin Centre’s Tebbutt Room on Wednesday, 3 April 2024.

Led and presented by Sustainability Educator Margaret Mossakowska from Moss House, the in-person workshop will cover topics on kitchen and garden wastes and reusing them into compost to improve gardens. The workshop will run from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

The free workshop, only available to Hawkesbury residents, will also include the following topics: 

  • cold and hot composting in small bins or large compost bays
  • trench composting
  • no-dig gardening (or “lasagna”) method
  • animal manure disposal
  • worm farms and worm towers

“Come and learn how to process your kitchen and garden waste to improve your garden. You’ll also get the chance to ask questions of sustainability educator Margaret Mossakowska from Moss House,” the Hawkesbury City Council said.

“Whether you are already composting or are considering starting – this workshop is for you!”

Tickets are essential and can booked online via Eventbrite: FREE Hawkesbury Composting Workshop. The Tebbutt Room is at the Deerubbin Centre, located at 300 George Street, Windsor NSW 2756. 

Hawkesbury Living Sustainably Composting Workshop
© hawkesbury city council

The composting workshop is part of the Council’s ‘Hawkesbury living sustainably’ workshops series, featuring face-to-face and virtual workshops covering various sustainability topics for Hawkesbury residents.

Hawkesbury City Council says it is committed to becoming a net zero-emissions organization and community by 2030, if not sooner. 

The Council’s adopted Net Zero Emissions and Water Efficiency Strategy outlines a plan that guides the Council to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 across the Council’s operations and the broader community. 

The Council has developed six strategies to help move Hawkesbury to a more sustainable and resilient future that delivers economic benefits for the Council and the community. Strategy 4, ‘Towards a zero-waste community,’ aims to rethink waste as a resource.

Hawkesbury City Council Composting Workshop
According to a 2020 kerbside bin audit, “organics constituted a considerable proportion of the material in the residual bin (51. 5%), with paper and plastic comprising 15. 62% and 12. % respectively. ” on the other hand, organic wastes were made up of food/kitchen waste and garden waste, representing 29. 43% and 9. 88% of the total waste stream by weight. © image by alexey demidov

Additionally, the Council’s adopted Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy has identified three themes, including:

  • Resource-responsible citizens
  • Generational legacy, and
  • Environmental stewardship

The ‘Resource-responsible citizens’ theme aims to ‘empower the community to increase waste reduction, reuse, and recycling activities.’

The 2020 waste audit found that 29.43% of domestic residual waste is food waste. Council is delivering workshops to help provide community members with relevant information to make informed decisions about becoming resource-responsible citizens and to reach the LGA’s adopted community target of net zero emissions by 2030.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact the Council at (02) 4560 4444 or email [email protected] and ask to speak to the Council’s Sustainability Officer.

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