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Waste group to host special guest Costa

By LA VERGNE LEHMANN

Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group is excited to be at Horsham Spring Garden Festival for the first time this year and will bring a special guest in the form of Costa Georgiadis, the Silver Logie-winning host of Gardening Australia.

Our very own ‘Captain Compost’ will be there to talk all things organic, with a particular focus on home composting, worm farms and dealing with food and garden organic waste. 

Costa will be at the festival on Saturday to entertain the audience and impart his enthusiasm for one of our favourite outdoor activities. 



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He always has sustainability in mind and will provide plenty of tips to allow festival goers to be more sustainable.   

We will bring our Little Green Wagon, helping to educate the community on all aspects of waste from composting and worm farming to litter, e-waste, plastic bag bans and recycling.

We know there are questions about many of these topics  and, along with some activities and displays, we will try to demystify the confusing world of waste. 

With spring now here, Captain Compost will talk about all aspects of starting and  maintaining compost or worm farms and keeping them going throughout the year.

A live worm farm and examples of good, bad and ugly compost will be on display, with explanations of why people fail to deal with food organics and garden organics.

We will discuss the secrets to succeed in composting and worm farming.

Compost-sniffing examples will also be available to allow people to determine how their own compost is progressing. 

Our Litter Super Heroes program will encourage better littering behaviour – putting your wrappers and containers in the bin or taking them home when you are out and about.

Drop in and find out how you can be a Litter Super Hero as well. 

• La Vergne Lehmann is Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group executive officer. The group is responsible for overseeing waste management across much of western Victoria.

The entire October 9, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

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