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About our Tutors

We have a friendly crew of community-minded, composting experts across the Auckland region who are ready to teach you new composting techniques, or help you perfect what you are already doing. Composting is easier than you might think, and we would love to help get you on your way.

No questions are too big or too small. The Compost Collective tutors are here to show you what can be done with your food scraps and garden waste, so it ends up nourishing the land, rather than ending up in landfill.

Get in touch with a facilitator from your area if you want advice on composting. They passionately care about our soil and want to help you make a positive difference in our fine city.

We also come to your place, so if you're a community group, consider organising your own, free workshop with one of the tutors who are local to you. Find out below who is in your neighbourhood, and call or email them to start the conversation today.

Phillippa Beagley (Pip)

I am passionate about growing food and therefore passionate about growing soil. My preferred method for organic waste recycling is cold composting, though I am really enjoying giving Bokashi a go! Completing the cycle is important to me, to take responsibility of the waste my family produces and recycle it within our property is a great goal.

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Judy Keats

I will encourage you to change your viewpoint on household waste, and show you how to turn it into a wonderFULL resource. Compost and fertilizer will supercharge your veggies, flowers and trees. Believe me, it beats the bagged variety

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Ph. 021 635 607

Adam Ben-Dror

I am a passionate food grower, composter, worm farmer and artist. I like learning alongside others and working in community. Let’s meet the worms, let’s meet the microbes, let’s make compost!

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Kristina Bellamy

I have been gardening since before I could walk – my dad taught me that seeing the soil as a living thing, not just a patch of dirt is what makes a good gardener. If you want to get good things out of it, you need to put great things into it. Do you recycle glass, tins and paper? It’s time to recycle your food scraps too. Honestly- it’s not that scary or hard to do!

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Hari Narayan

I am passionate about gardening and composting. I want to share my gardening and composting knowledge to the rest of the community so we can maintain good soil health and grow healthy vegetables. I am here to close the equation. Garden to table – table to garden!

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Ph. 021 0291 7519

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Sustainable Papakura

We are a charitable organisation working to promote Sustainable Living , Waste Minimisation and Resource Recovery in and around Papakura. We’re excited to offer the knowledge and experience of the Compost Collective workshops to our community in conjunction with our Sustainable Living Workshops programme so more people can get on board with this eco-friendly way of dealing with food scraps.

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Ph: 027 405 8159 (Rosemary)

Montana Lamb (Waiheke Resources Trust)

Montana has a background in environmental services and community engagement. She loves any opportunity to network and to bring together an action plan that educates those operating in the sustainability space.

Montana holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Environmental Studies, from Victoria University of Wellington. She is in her final year of completing a Masters in Sustainable Development Goals, with a specialisation in Climate Action.

When Montana is not immersed in an academic journal article, she enjoys spending time hiking in nature, trialling new recipes in the kitchen, and catching up with friends and family

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Ph. 09 372 2915

Your Facilitators – Community Groups

Hinemoa Robati

Ko au te whenua, te whenua ko au. I am the land, the land is me. Kia Ora, I’m Hinemoa Robati and I am a rangatahi of the land. Composting is a journey I am taking as a mama of three. I want to teach my children about the importance of having healthy land plus healthy soil equals healthier you. Come and invest in yourself and our next generations future by composting with me and my son. It’s easy, come along with us on our journey, we can teach you too!

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Pacific Vision Aotearoa (PVA)

We are an organisation of passionate community change agents, intent on ‘taking care of the fonua and Moana: weaving in our cultural wisdom’.  Our team of navigators value the journey of food and the importance of returning what has come from the whenua back to the whenua.   All navigators are home and community composters and keen to share their love of kai.

If the land is well the people will thrive!

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Ph. 021 0841 3563 (Kat)   

L-R: Therese Mangos, Sera Schwalger, Kathleen Ng Shiu

Hye Jung Kim

I prefer keeping Bokashi for growing fresh chillies. They boost my appetite and health as well. I am keen to share this useful information with our Korean community and nourish soil for the next generation. “Just do it” is my motto. I hope I can say “hello” to worms.

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Ph. 021 273 4588

CCET (Chinese Conservation Education Trust)

The Chinese Conservation Education Trust (CCET) was founded to foster a love and understanding of New Zealand’s special places, plants and animals. We are a group of individuals dedicated to bringing conservation to the Chinese living in New Zealand.

The Trust works continuously and tirelessly to educate the New Zealand Chinese on conservation and environmental protection and to foster their contribution to a sustainable future for generations to come.

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Ph. 027 491 8151

Hari Narayan

I am passionate about gardening and composting. I want to share my gardening and composting knowledge to the rest of the community so we can maintain good soil health and grow healthy vegetables. I am here to close the equation. Garden to table – table to garden!

[email protected]
Ph. 021 0291 7519

hari

Ali Nicholls

Kia ora e te whānau! My name is Ali, and I’m the team lead for Gardens4Health; a programme run by the Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa to alleviate the burden of diabetes and cardiovascular disease through gardening and great kai. I whakapapa to Staffordshire in the UK, but moved to Tāmaki Makaurau when I was six with my dad, mum, and brother. I now live in Titirangi, where I spend my days playing music, cooking, eating, gardening, and patting cats.

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