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New and improved compost corner at Deep Creek Reserve

Published: 22 February 2021

Next time you visit Pakenham’s Deep Creek Reserve be sure to check out the new and improved compost corner!

The space now features new displays and signage highlighting the benefits of composting and invites visitors to ‘follow the trail’ to learn about food waste and worm farms.  

The compost corner is also home to: 

  • composting systems and worm farms which are used by the Deep Creek café for food scraps 
  • herb gardens for the café to use 
  • a paved pathway encouraging residents to walk through and explore the area 
  • native plants which keep in theme with the reserve’s landscape. 

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Cr Brett Owen said that the corner is designed to help the community learn about the local environment and sustainability, as well as the benefits of home composting. 
“This space is not only practical for the onsite café to compost their food scraps and grow food, but is also an engaging area that will be used for school and community education,” Cr Owen said. 

“And best of all, the composting systems on display are available at your local hardware store or online, so you can easily create your own compost corner at home.” 

Cardinia Shire residents who keep their purchase receipts for their compost bins, worm farms, bokashi bins or in-ground food waste digesters, may also be eligible for a rebate of up to $50. Find out more or apply online on Council’s website: www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/wasterebates 

Deep Creek Reserve is a place of environmental significance and offers people of all ages and abilities many ways to learn, play and get active. Learn more about the reserve at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/deepcreek