Stakeholder profile - Dirtgirl
It’s not often that we meet a stakeholder whose best friend is a garden gnome, but that’s dirtgirl.
As more and more households across NSW are growing gardens just about anywhere they can find room, the opportunity to promote compost as vital for the environment is increasing.
dirtgirl, along with scrapboy and Costa the Garden Gnome, are doing just that through their program Compost ROcks!
Their plan is simple. Start a Compost Academy and get NSW excited about compost.
"Just as easily as you can recycle cans and bottles, you can recycle your organics. Your food scraps and garden waste can be transformed into beautiful compost – soil for our future food!" dirtgirl said.
“It’s a perfect, sustainable cycle - our organic waste is recycled into compost that feeds our soil, the soil feeds our plants, the plants feed us and then any new plants scraps can then be recycled into more compost… perfect!
“Through partnering with the EPA, we’ve been able to start our Compost Academy with 10 Fabisodes (fabulous webisodes), a website and a toolkit for councils.”
dirtgirl’s Get Grubby Project was recently awarded the Green Globe for Resource Efficiency. The EPA is a major sponsor of the Green Globe Awards which recognises excellence in environmental leadership in NSW.
You can join the Compost Academy by visiting https://www.mememe.com.au/compost-rocks
You can watch the 10 fabisodes here and find out just how much compost rocks here https://www.mememe.com.au/compost-rocks
Check out Fabisodes 1, 2, 3 and 4 to find out how that compost is created from organic materials
Fabisode 5is all about kerbside collection of recycled organics
Fabisodes 6 ,7 and 8 show how compost is created by recycling organics in the Clarence Valley
And you can wrap it all up by finding out how to use compost in Fabisodes 9 and 10