Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Watershed - a Sustainability Resource Centre

Wanted to get some information on worm farms and composting. Walked to the Watershed in Newtown yesterday but it was closed by the time we got there. Walked by Mitre 10 and saw they had two styles of worm bins available for around $80. They both consisted of two layers bascially.

The other thing I've been wondering is that we all try and reduce the use of plastic bags by using those green bags when grocery shopping. But then what do you use to dispose of rubbish like the bit of leftover oil in the pan that can't be re-used, or other liquidy material/waste? I guess before plastic bags and containers were invented, people may have used newspapers to soak some of it up before putting it into the bin for weekly collection or did they pour the waste down the sink? Will have to do a bit of research into this.

A bit of info on The Watershed: "The Watershed has the resources and experienced staff on hand to advise on simple, cost-effective ideas to support more sustainable ways of living. Visit us to find out more about a wide range of environmental initiatives, including worm farming and composting, greywater reuse, rainwater tanks, energy and water efficiency, recycling, natural cleaning, sustainable housing, permaculture and more. Our environmental reference library is an excellent place to research a vast range of issues."

218 King Street, Newtown 2042. Open: Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm,