Use waste to improve garden

�We can make our soil using grass clippings, prunings and shredded paper,� Mindarie Regional Council waste education officer Peg Davies said.

�Coffee grounds, leaves and manures all make a delicious medium for our sandy, limestone soils.

�Worms will munch up our food scraps for free.�

Preparing to host free workshops as part of the Waste Authority�s Compost in May campaign, Ms Davies said the composting process could help keep material out of bins.

MRC will host the first workshop at the Tamala Park education centre this Saturday afternoon, covering topics such as �Setting up a wicking bed from scrap�, �Instant garden beds�, �Composting everything� and �Give to a worm�.

There will be other workshops in Joondanna (May 17), Subiaco (May 17), Victoria Park (May 23) and West Leederville (May 24). MRC also invites people to tour its composting facility in Neerabup and see how waste put into the general rubbish bins is processed.

COMPOST IN MAY

What: Free composting workshop

Who: Mindarie Regional Council

Where: Tamala Park education centre, 1700 Marmion Avenue

When: Saturday, May 9, 2pm-4.30pm

Book: Call 9306 6303 or 0422 941 492, or email pdavies@mrc.wa.gov.au