COUNCIL’S very popular free Home Sustainability workshops are again being offered.
The workshops will cover topics such as composting, natural cleaning, worm farming and organic vegetable growing.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Joanna Gash said residents were able to drastically reduce their entire household’s carbon footprint by becoming involved in simple programs like worm farming or composting.
“It is not only up to government agencies or large corporations to ensure the principles of sustainability are met,” Cr Gash said.
“Each individual resident has the ability to make a difference through their actions.”
Workshops under the Home Sustainability program include:
• Compost workshops – teaching practical skills in building and maintaining healthy compost.
Participants will receive a free compost bin and kitchen scrap bucket/caddy.
• Worm farm – illustrating the many benefits of home worm farming.
• Natural cleaning – will provide advice on replacing chemical based household cleaners with natural alternatives.
• Home organic vegetable growing – these workshops teach the practical skills needed to build a vegetable box; make homemade potting mix and incorporate composting, worm casting and liquids into organic vegetable growing.
Bookings to all workshops are essential as places are limited.
Interested participants should book on line through council’s internet site at www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.
For more information phone the Waste Hotline on 4429 3374.