nternational Compost Awareness Week is a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness and encouraging the practice of composting and worm farming.

Worldwide, communities and organisations hold workshops, demonstrations, and events to educate others about the benefits of composting:

  • transforming organic waste into a nutrient-rich fertiliser,
  • enriching soil,
  • reducing waste sent to landfills,
  • and promoting sustainable gardening practices.

Composting and worm farming has long been a priority for Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils who developed the now national Compost Revolution program back in 2010.

Through the program, Eastern Suburbs residents are entitled to generous discounts of up to 70%on composting and worm farming equipment. Over 14,000 locals across the 3-Councils have ordered products since the program began.

As part of Compost Awareness Week, several events are being held, from offering guidance on maximising the benefits of composting, to providing a refresher on usage and addressing any challenges and tricky questions you might have about composting.

The events are free and – for in-person events – spaces are limited. So, get a wriggle on and register today via the links below.

For further guidelines, videos and information visit our composting and wormfarming page here.

Compost Awareness Week (5th– 11th of May)

Simplifying and demystifying composting and worm farming for beginners with Ella Cottee
Sunday 5 May, 2 – 3pm, Randwick Sustainable Classroom

Get a wriggle on and join our in person composting and worm farming workshop for beginners. Hosted by Ella Cottee at Randwick’s Sustainability Hub you will learn the basics of setting up your system, tips and tricks to get it thriving and get your hands dirty as you learn about the different stages of decomposition.

Book your free ticket here

Online workshop for basics, levelling up and troubleshooting with the queen of compost, Kate Flood
Tuesday 7 May, 6 – 7 pm, Online

Join the queen of compost, Kate Flood on an online journey for both beginners as well as seasoned composters and worm farmers. Learn to start your compost bin or worm farm with Kate’s expert guidance. Get answers to tricky questions and unlock secrets to elevate your gardening game. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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Learn about composting and worm farming from a local expert, Emma Daniel
Sunday 11 May, 2 – 4pm, Rose Bay Community Garden

Come along to our beginners workshop in the beautiful surrounds of our Rose Bay community garden to learn all you need to know about home composting and worm farming. Our expert and local resident Emma will give you step by step instructions and teach you how to turn your kitchen and garden organics into nutrient rich compost!

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