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About the Facilitators

A friendly crew of community-minded, composting experts from across the Auckland region are ready to teach you new composting techniques, or help you perfect your existing practice. Composting is a lifestyle habit that is easily adopted and they will show you how simple it really is.

No questions are too big or too small. The Compost Collective facilitators want to show you what can be done with your food scraps and garden waste so your organic matter doesn’t end 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.

NOTE: If you belong to a community group you could also consider organising your own, free workshop with one of the facilitators in your neighbourhood. Call or email them and start the conversation today.

Rosie Hutchinson, Philippa Beagley (Pip), and Tori Christie

pip@compostcollective.org.nz

rosie@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 021 104 6180

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.

Rosie: Composting can be fun and easy to do and I love working with people to help it all happen. It is something that completely makes sense and it feels good when you can see your waste being reused and recycled instead of sitting useless in a dump.

Rosie-and-Pip

Tori: Composting is a fun and easy way to help the environment. Returning the nutrients from food scraps back to the soil is very satisfying and a great way to reduce organic matter ending up in landfill.

tori@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 021 0821 7669

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Judy Keats
judy@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 021 635 607

Judy: 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

Judy

Jennifer Kerr with Chris Kean

jennifer@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 09 957 0117
Ph. 021 070 7601

chris@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 021 715 584

Jennifer: I love building soil through composting. Worm farming is my favourite. I can watch the worms hard at work while I sit back and relax. Composting doesn’t have to be hard work! Hens are also great – they eat my weeds and food scraps and give me eggs to boot!

Chris: Welcome to The Compost Collective. A little about me; my favourite method to compost food scraps is worm farming. I love all my tiger worms but I do find it hard to remember all their names! I so look forward to sharing my tiger family and all their good and bad traits with you.

Jenifer-and-Chris

Richard Lee

richard.lee@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Richard: Half of what Auckland households send to landfill is compostable waste! But it’s only waste coz it’s in the wrong place, especially when all you need to turn this waste into a resource is good sense of HUMUS! From Bokashi and worm farming to hot or cold composting or even the humble backyard chook, they all give something back. I would love nothing more than to help you to choose the system that works best for you.

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Waiheke Resources Trust

Kristin Busher
info@wrt.org.nz
Ph. 09 372 2915

Kristin: I’m passionate about sharing the benefits of composting with Waiheke’s community of locals and visitors. There are just so many benefits to composting: Reduced waste to landfill, septic tank health using bokashi juice, and the beautiful, nutrient rich soil you create from food waste! I believe living sustainably is a journey we are all on and learning to compost is definitely a part of that journey.

kristin-busher

Caity Endt
okiwipassion@farmside.co.nz

Ph. 09 429 0137

Caity: Whether with worms, bokashi or a heap, for me, composting is one of the best things we can do for the earth and for ourselves. I find it very satisfying helping people to get started! Be prepared to get bitten by the bug!

Caity

Hari Narayan

hari@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 021 0291 7519

Hari: 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!

hari

Your Facilitators – Community Groups

Judy Keats
judy@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 021 635 607

Judy: 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.

Judy

Reverend ‘Ifalame Teisi with Therese Mangos
ifalame@compostcollective.org.nz
Ifalame Ph. 09 275 5567

therese@compostcollective.org.nz
Therese Ph. 021 905 961

Therese: I enjoy all kinds of composting. The key is to keep it simple and choose a system that works for you. I take pleasure in using what resources are at hand. So with a little bit of creativity, DIY, and enthusiasm we’ll have you composting in no time.

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Estella Lee with Patrick Leung

estella@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 09 520 1168

Estella: Composting is new to many Chinese immigrant. It is very encouraging to see those Chinese immigrants who have learnt and tried composting are giving us very positive feedback. They are proud of the produce they grow, the feeling of reducing waste and they are willing to spread the good news. It is very rewarding to see the change we made to many immigrant Chinese. There is a big number of new immigrant Chinese in Auckland. More work needed to be done. I and CCET will definitely want to continue the work we have started.

Patrick-and-Estella

Hye Jung Kim with Elizabeth Park (Nam-Sook Park)

hyejung@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 021 273 4588

Hye Jung: “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.”

Nam-Sook-and-Hye-Jung

Hari Narayan

hari@compostcollective.org.nz
Ph. 021 0291 7519

Hari: 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!

hari

Richard Main

gardens@dpt.org.nz
Ph. 09 273 9650 xt 205

Richard: My favourite method of composting is Hot compost, it’s fun ‘just like baking a cake.’ I am keen to share with you an organic approach to turning waste streams into black gold and grow an abundance of food with a dynamic cast of billions of micro citizens.

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