Book Prize Winner

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Rowan has won a copy of Heartwood (by another Rowan – Rowan Reid) and we’re sure he and his son Lachy will enjoy it. His fantastic response to last month’s question “Who is your environmental hero?” is below: My environmental hero is my 25 year old son Lachy. He made a commitment many years ago to discover how we humans … Read More

Farmer Video: Terry Cliff’s Belted Galloways

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We’ve been talking to some of our customers about what they do and why they do it. Meeting these growers is without a doubt the best part of our job. Terry Cliff and his heritage Belted Galloway stud nestled in the Surf Coast is the first in our video series. He read about the placid breed in the Weekly Times … Read More

Win a copy of the book ‘Heartwood’ by Rowan Reid

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Who is your environmental hero? This book release coincides with a group of questions I recently received from a Geelong College student asking about environmental heroes. I’ll be presenting to the College in November about Geelong Compost’s work in the environment but I would love to know who are your environmental heroes and why? Send an email with ‘Enviro Heroes’ … Read More

The Very Fast Break

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  Dale Grey gives us an update on the rainfall, temperatures and other climate information in the latest Very Fast Break.   SaveSave SaveSave

Can you grow directly in compost? Exploring two common growing questions

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In the last 12 months we’ve had an increasing number of market gardeners who are looking for alternative inputs to their veggie growing business. Chicken manure has long been the staple but many growers are starting to have issues with soil borne diseases. Interestingly one of our customers started to grow directly in compost above their existing soil in make … Read More

Camperdown Compost wins

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Our parent company Camperdown Compost recently won the award for “Composter Demonstrating Innovation and Advocacy in Agricultural Markets” Announced at the Australian Organics Recycling Association awards dinner at the World Trade Centre in Melbourne, the association’s Victorian Director Michael Wood offered considerable kudos to Camperdown Compost Company founders Tony Evans and Nick Routson. “Unlike many compost businesses that focus on … Read More

Now delivering compost: New tipper & site relaunch with secure eCommerce

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Here’s one of the market gardens we regularly deliver our beautifully matured compost to – Joe’s Market Garden in Coburg who supply extremely high quality produce to CERES Fair Food. This got us thinking about all the other people and places that contact us for our compost that we haven’t been able to service.  So we bought a truck and … Read More

How Patagonia’s Sustainability Efforts Apply to Agriculture

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“As we confront global climate change, increasing drought, and a diminishing supply of fossil fuels, it’s clearly time to rethink our agricultural practices.” – Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia I received ‘let my people go surfing’ as a gift back in March but didn’t manage to read it until a recent holiday when I could hide my phone away and avoid the … Read More

Saving the planet with ‘the stupidest idea ever’

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KeepCup founder Abigail Forsyth

We’re feeling really inspired by ‘the stupidest idea ever’. It’s spawned KeepCup, a global business that’s saving millions of cups from landfill every year. Australians consume on average 9.2 coffees per week, from the simple flat white to the tongue twisting double shot soy mochaccino, so it’s no surprise that millions of disposable coffee cups end up in landfill every … Read More

Plant-based packaging compost trial

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Vegware trial

Who’d have thought that the ABC would be putting GPS trackers on plastic bags and following them to their resting place? If you don’t know what we’re talking about you’ll have to check out the ABC’s new series War on Waste. What was really interesting about the GPS segment is that in some cases the plastic bags that were advertised … Read More