Tucker Patch, along with a number of community gardens in other local towns, is partnering with the Midcoast Council to run a program that is aimed at reducing the amount of food waste that goes to landfill. The trial program is funded by the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for three months, and after that is expected to be self-funding.
We had a "kick-off" day on November 2, and are very happy to say that we have started the program with 2 local cafes and 7 households contributing their food waste that previously was going to landfill.
We are measuring the amount of waste that comes in, and will report back to council and the EPA. If the program is successful, we plan to expand it to take as much waste as we can easily handle, with the resulting compost being either used at the Tucker Patch or sold to our members and the public.
If you are interested in joining the program, or know others who might be, please contact Georgia Britten at email@example.com.