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Composting for small spaces - Shared screen with speaker view
Kat Lavers
28:01
Brushtail possums are our equivalent in Melbourne. Bandits!
Kat Lavers
28:09
But I also love them :)
Joyce Skidmore
28:28
Yeah, raccoons are some of the most adorable little thieves Ive ever seen. :)
Giulia Scarpino
29:09
HI Kat. Apologies in advance as I'll have to dart in and out for short periods due to family commitments.
Judy Tweddle
29:22
Hi Everyone I reside in the stonington council and live in a block of appartments and we purchased a worm bin from wormlovers which has been extremely valuable for our garden
Kat Lavers
29:38
No worries at all Giulia :)
Kat Lavers
31:33
Great work Judy!
Judy Tweddle
35:34
Good morning Kat,
Dianne
43:22
I give left over to my visiting magpies
jane_
43:44
I keep a bag in the freezer and add veg cuttings peelings, old herbs to it and then once full I make vege stock.
Laura Naim
43:45
You can use the rice and chicken to make congee
Olivia Gilbert
43:50
I make breadcrumbs with stale bread - I also freeze most of my bread as I can’t possibly get through a whole loaf in a few days! I use leftover vegetables to make soups
Giulia Scarpino
44:19
leftover chicken ...chicken mayonnaise sandwiches
mary jane
45:06
stale bread cut in small bite pieces n give to wild birds. leftover roast chicken goes to stir fry with vegies or baked with quiche.
Denise
45:38
I too freeze my bread and use chicken leftover for broths & vegies
Joyce Skidmore
45:58
May I ask what Congee is?
Laura Naim
46:51
It’s an asian dish - rice porridge!
mary jane
47:14
congee is rice made with soup with some meat.
Laura Naim
50:32
I keep it in the freezer, would that cause any issues?
Laura Naim
50:43
Issues when putting it in compost
Karen R
51:15
I tear up old egg cartons and put them at the bottom of the bucket, so it absorbs the moisture. No smells :)
Beress (Sunshine, Vic)
51:54
I keep a plastic bag in the fridge and fill it up over the week
Roopa Vijay
52:03
That’s a good tip 👍
Roopa Vijay
52:21
The egg Carton one…
Karen R
01:12:46
I stole this idea and LOVE it! Works amazingly
Bec - My Smart Garden
01:13:00
Nice one Karen :)
jane_
01:15:53
how do you recommend storing gathered autumn leaves?
jane_
01:18:15
thank you
Roopa Vijay
01:19:48
I have been looking for these compost screws and haven’t found them anywhere
Bec - My Smart Garden
01:20:44
https://compostrevolution.com.au/
Judy Tweddle
01:31:34
Our apartment has the hungry worm bin which has been fabulous
Ann P
01:42:55
just ordered my bokashi bin from compost revolution!
jane_
01:44:13
Kat, you might have covered this and I missed it - what do you do with the Bokashi liquid that you drain off weekly?
Kat Lavers
01:44:44
Oh sorry Jane, I did miss that. You can put it down the sink or dilute heavily and water plants
jane_
01:45:14
great thank you, dilute 1:10?
Kat Lavers
01:45:41
Yes, at least - the smell can be quite strong otherwise
jane_
01:45:49
thank you!
Kat Lavers
01:46:22
pre pandemic vid obviously! :)
Kat Lavers
01:46:50
this is bokashi
Kat Lavers
01:47:28
I disagree - doesn’t need to sit before being emptied
Denise
01:49:25
Carrum Downs - maybe?
jane_
01:51:21
Bec - does the council participate in SHarewaste system?
jane_
01:51:46
to create compost for use in council parks and gardens
Bec - My Smart Garden
01:51:49
We promote it to residents but Council doesn't manage any bins at this stage.
jane_
01:52:00
be so great if they did
Denise
01:52:12
Thank you Kat - that's good to know!
Bec - My Smart Garden
01:52:21
We are looking into communal compost but there are certainly many hurdles to work through for compost in public spaces.
Bec - My Smart Garden
01:52:40
There is a great communal compost at ABC Garden in Armadale
jane_
01:53:10
great thank you will check it out.
Joyce Skidmore
01:54:41
The share waste is an amazing idea! I wish we had something like that here.
Kat Lavers
01:55:09
maybe you could start it joyce? I think the website works globally
Ann P
01:55:40
we've had the system in Hobsons Bay for over a year - working well I think
Joyce Skidmore
01:55:55
Ill check it out!
jarra_tt iPad
01:57:13
Hello, I live in an apartment block of 400 units… I want to try convince the building management to start recycling food scraps, who should I direct them to contact at Stonnington to discuss? Am I right in thinking each apartment would be eligible for a free foodscrap bin?
Karen R
01:57:36
For those looking for a compost aerator (screw) or Tumbleweed Compost Mate Tool, and don't live in Stonnington, I notice that Bunnings sell them for $21 and Mitre10 sell them for $23
Bec - My Smart Garden
01:59:14
Hi Jarra, excellent! You can reach the environment team at environment@stonnington.vic.gov.au and we will discuss your building.
Joyce Skidmore
02:01:16
Thanks for allowing me to join. Great information!
Ann P
02:01:17
Excellent presentation! Thanks.
jane_
02:01:46
Fantastic information, thank you so much
Benedicte
02:01:58
how many hours of direct sun exposure does the solar compost bin needs?
Roopa Vijay
02:02:03
I struggle to take compost material from the bottom of my compost while the top has fresh scraps. Any recommendations?
Olivia Gilbert
02:02:46
Thanks for a great presentation!
Denise
02:04:22
Thank you so much - very informative and now I'm ready to start with both composting and Bokashi!
Le-Linh
02:05:08
Can I leave the self-made upcycled compost bins anywhere on a balcony or does it need full sun exposure?
Roopa Vijay
02:06:24
Where can we get sawdust from for the bucket system?
Benedicte
02:07:21
if I have a fully shady spot, would there be any advantage in getting the solar green cone or is a regular compost bin just as good?
Le-Linh
02:07:21
Thanks Kat :)
Giulia
02:07:47
thanks...very informative. i found your pros and cons of each system very helpful!
Laura Naim
02:08:02
What about things like bones? Or avocado seeds? I’ve been assuming they can’t be in the compost bin but I’m actually not sure
Roopa Vijay
02:08:47
Thank you so much. Very informative
Benedicte
02:10:23
thank you so much!
Claire Greenwood
02:12:31
thank you
Kat Lavers
02:12:46
thanks everyone! all the best with it
Le-Linh
02:13:21
Thank you for today’s webinar, always enjoyable and insightful!
Laura Naim
02:13:27
Thank you!