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

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