Food Waste: Past Projects

Compost Champions

Sustainability Victoria funded our Compost Champions project which saw us improve education and facilities for composting on the Collingwood public housing estate. Cultivating Community ran a number of workshops to educate residents and local gardeners. We also helped install compost tumblers for use by the Hoddle St gardeners. This project was completed in 2012.

Compost Crew

This was a joint project between with the Collingwood Children’s Farm and City of Yarra, which proved to be both a fertile testing ground for Food Know How and a successful project in its own right. In late 2011, Abbotsford residents were asked if they would like to be involved in a home composting pilot program. More than 50 households (comprising more than 100 residents) registered to be part of the program. Participating households participated in free workshops and received subsidised compost systems, kitchen bins and small signs for the front of their property. The project aimed to teach residents about the role they can play in reducing Yarra’s above average contribution of food waste to landfill by creating a sustainable waste system in their home and community.