Goodstart students Jaxson Hobson, Eris Ferriere and Mathew Brown check on the progress of their new worm farm.
Goodstart students Jaxson Hobson, Eris Ferriere and Mathew Brown check on the progress of their new worm farm. Contributed

Sign up for 50% off a new compost bin or worm farm

HERVEY Bay's Goodstart Early Learning Centre has joined the Compost Revolution with a little help from the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

The Compost Revolution is an online, step-by-step guide to composting and worm farming, which aims to help reduce the wasteful dumping of food scraps in landfill where they produce harmful greenhouse gases.

Following a recent visit by the FCRC community environment team, the council donated a new compost bin and worm farm to the centre.

Goodstart educator Rochelle McCarthy said the children worked off a roster to feed the worms and had learned which food scraps were suitable and which weren't.

"It's a great initiative and the kids love it," she said.

"The worm farm is in the preschool room and they take it in turns to feed and take care of the worms.

"We also have a lot of new gardens at the centre now thanks to a recent revamp and use the compost from our new compost bin to keep them nourished and healthy."

Community Environment Program officer Tina Raveneau said people across the Fraser Coast were really starting to embrace sustainable living practices.

"This is a great way for even more residents to get involved," she said.

"Those who join can complete a simple online tutorial which includes trouble shooting common problems.

"Once you complete the tutorial and take the quiz you are also eligible for a 50% discount off a new compost bin or worm farm and it will be delivered to your door.

"But the discount is only available for a limited time so I'm encouraging people to sign up sooner rather than later.

"The Compost Revolution program has proved successful in a number of local government areas across Australia and I think it will prove very popular here on the Fraser Coast."

For more information, go to www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/compost-revolution.



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