Every household that participates in Council facilitated kerbside garden organics collection, or composts their household green waste is helping to create positive environmental outcomes.
This is a key message of International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW), 6 - 13 May 2007, as well as informing communities about the composts that are created from their garden materials. Greenhouse gas savings, water savings, improved soil health and improved plant productivity are just some of the important benefits that come from the application of these composts.
Held originally only in the Northern Hemisphere, International Composting Awareness Week is also being celebrated for the second year in Australia. This year, ICAW will culminate with The Compost Ball, an event being held by Compost NSW to raise funds for a community composting project in Aceh - a community devastated by the 2005 Tsunami.
During this week, many Councils run composting workshops for residents. Take the opportunity this year to spread the composting message to your community. Councils and community groups are encouraged to plan and register an event for ICAW.
Contact Shenagh Gamble on (02) 9922 1591 for further information, tips and contacts.
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