Community Composting weaves our ‘hood’ together!
By Kit Shepherd
When you travel to the beach along Bondi Road, there’s a little shopping precinct just before the bus dips down and the ocean view engulfs your eyes. This little ‘outpost’ of urbanity is studded with jewels! There are eateries, organic food shops, bars, places where you can find funky clothing, a tattooist, a physio, a subterranean gym, a pharmacy with a yoga oasis below, and more
Three local food outlets are connected to Transition Bondi our environmental group that has the goal of educating and engaging our local neighborhood in sustainable ways of living:
- The TinPin Bakery (the very popular tiny organic bakery and café) which donates coffee grounds to us each week,
- Laurie’s Vegetarian (also very popular) where we supplement our pre-meeting dinners with delicious food, and
- Thai Fire Fry – which donates veggie scraps to our community composting system every week
Our community garden is a learning hub, where we practice and encourage others to learn how to grow their own food, and to reduce the problem of food waste going into landfills. These messages are relevant to households, small businesses, and communities at large. And more and more, those running cafes and eateries often look for ways that their waste can be reduced, recycled, or managed in a way that is less destructive to the environment.
We are pleased to be part of that solution – adding scraps of bok choi, cabbage and carrot, to mulch delivered by the Council, and giving it all a stir with the giant cork-screw in our Community Composting system. Anyone seeking a place to take their own scraps for composting might have luck on the website Sharewaste.com or is welcome to use our community composting system.