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Council offering free Home Sustainability Workshops

Shoalhaven City Council is again offering a number of free workshops as part of the Home Sustainability program.

The workshops will help educate residents in the fields of composting, worm faming, natural cleaning and home organic vegetable growing.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the workshops would provide residents with easy to use advice and tips on helping reduce individual household’s impact on the environment.

“Sustainability is about making sure the social, economic and environmental needs of our community are met and kept healthy for future generations,” said Clr Green.

“Council’s Home Sustainability program helps residents learn about the simple day to day actions that can have a positive effect on the local environment.

“Residents can drastically reduce their entire household’s carbon footprint by becoming involved in simple programs like worm farming or composting.”

Workshops under the Homes Sustainability program include:

• Compost Workshops – Teaching practical skills in building and maintaining healthy compost. Participants will receive a free compost bin and kitchen scrap bucket/caddy.
• Worm Farm – Illustrating the many benefits of home worm farming. These workshops will provide the knowledge and skills to set up and maintain a healthy worm farm.
• Natural Cleaning – Will provide advice on replacing chemical based household cleaners with natural alternatives. Participants will learn about natural ingredients and recipes.
• Home Organic Vegetable Growing – A new workshop having been developed as a result of the overwhelming community interest in organic vegetable growing. These workshops teach the practical skills needed to build a vegetable box; make home made potting mix and incorporate composting, worm casting and liquids into organic vegetable growing.

Bookings to all workshops are essential. Interested participants should book on line through Council’s internet site at

For more information phone the Waste Hotline on (02) 4429 3374. Numbers to all workshops are strictly limited.

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