Free delivery for the month of July

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Winter is the perfect time of the year to clean up your garden beds to prepare them for spring. Compost is the perfect material to add back the nutrients that were taken out last season. So for the month of July we’re offering a winter special of $55 m3 + FREE delivery to customers that live in our Zone 1 … Read More

Using finished compost to nourish your soil

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By the end of a successful growing season your veggie garden is a mess and in need of a clean out. That’s the perfect time to add back the nutrients that were taken out and taking the time to do this while it’s cold makes it so much easier to start growing again in the following spring. Step 1: Remove … Read More

Video: Healthier kids through school gardens

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Your upbringing is the basis of your personality for the rest of your life. It therefore follows that targeting behavioural change efforts at children is one of the fastest and most effective ways to build habits that literally last for generations. There are two sides to this of course. Fast food marketers are known for targeting children in school canteens, … Read More

Video: From eight bulbs of certified organic garlic to over 170,000 a year in Freshwater Creek

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Two years ago we profiled John Olliff from Freshwater Creek Garlic with an article about the four most valuable lessons he’d learned from scaling up a business growing certified organic garlic. We thought we’d visit him again and see how he’s been going, this time as part of our video series. John told us about his slightly nerve-racking eight year … Read More

Video: Closing the food-waste loop at Anglesea General Store

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We’ve been talking to some of our customers about what they do and why they do it. Meeting these people is without a doubt the best part of our job. The Anglesea General Store has done a 180 since chefs Angela and Emma took over managing 4 and half years ago. It’s involved changing up the menu, growing their own … Read More

Compost at The Farmer’s Place

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We’ve recently started a nice batch of compost at The Farmer’s Place in on Anglesea Rd, Freshwater Creek.  The compost will be used to feed their future market garden operation and we were pretty excited to run a few workshops there recently.  It’s certainly our first compost windrow that can be observed with a cup of coffee in hand! Image: … Read More

Merry Christmas from Geelong Compost

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Just a quick message to wish you, your family and friends a safe and enjoyable holiday season. It’s been an exciting year with record wool and meat prices being joined by a strengthening local food movement in Geelong and the Surfcoast. The ABC’s War on Waste has seen organic waste management on the front page of digital and paper outlets … Read More

Hay Bale Santa

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Continuing our long tradition of Hay Bale Santa spotting that started last year, here’s our favourite on the road out to Winch.

The Very Fast Break

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At the time of writing we’re expecting all of December’s rainfall in the first few days of December, about the same time you’ll be receiving this newsletter. Having said that we know how much you love to see Dale’s analysis of the sea surface anomaly map! Click here to see the video