1709 CC Manon

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am currently an intern at EcoMatters Environment Trust but will be full-time student in October again, studying Environmental Science and International Forestry. I am really interested in gardening and everything that comes with it!

Which composting methods do you use?

I own a worm farm and I also have two DIY bokashi bins with DIY bokashi zing.

When did you start composting?

I started composting two or three months ago after I attended Rosie’s Composting Workshop in Northcote.

Why do you do it?

I don’t like the fact that food scraps would otherwise end up in landfill and all the nutrients will be lost – this way l give something back to nature. At the same time I get beautiful fertiliser which is completely natural!

What do you love about it?

I am so in love with my worm farm – it’s just amazing what worms can do and it makes me realise how essential they are for healthy soil! I feel like I can make a difference by reducing pollution of the environment and the amount of green waste in landfill.

How do you think we can encourage more Aucklanders to compost?

I love the idea of hands-on composting workshops as an obligation in schools. Like they already do with recycling and landfill bins in public places, there should also be the third option of compost bins. To get more attention, the media should cover this topic more – the more conversation about it the more people will remember!

The Compost Collective runs free composting workshops all across Auckland. Participants get a $40 discount voucher to use on a compost system that suits them. Sign up to a workshop


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