Feed The Soil is a programme where compost is made from organic waste products collected from households. Using the Feed The Soil Organic Waste Tool Kit, you actively form part of our new urban farming ecosystem through growing community gardens – from paying forward your organic waste, to buying fresh produce grown from it – its a sustainable circular ecosystem!
Your Feed The Soil Organic Waste Tool Kit will include
- 1 x 5 litre Organic Waste Bin
- 1 x 25 litre Storage Bin
- 1 x bag of Sawdust
- 1 x bag of Bokashi
- 5 litre bucket is the kitchen bucket – put this on your kitchen counter or under your sink.
- 25 litre bucket is the storage bucket that can stay in your garage.
- Before starting to deposit your organic/food waste into your 25 litre bucket, please throw your sawdust in first so that it sits at the base.
- Seal the lid of your 25 litre container after each deposit from your 5 litre kitchen bucket.
- Once your 25 litre bucket is full, throw a handful of bokashi on top and seal the lid shut.
- DO NOT contaminate your waste with plastic, glass or metals please!
What is compostable for our community gardens?
Food waste, meat, bones, dairy products, milk, cheese, breads, cakes, pasta, rice, tea bags, coffee grounds, filter paper, wax paper, paper towels, flowers, fruit & vegetable peels, plate scrapings.
What is NOT compostable?
Sugar sachets, cigarette butts, plastic, food wrapped plastic, tin cans, glass, broken glassware, cutlery, straws, plastic cutlery, cling wrap, tin foil, glass containers, plastic containers, milk bottle lids and packets, plastic meat wrappings and silicone baking paper.
As soon as you ordered your toolkit, the online store manager will be in contact with you to arrange delivery and collection as there is an option to collect your kit at the pop up station.
From Atlantic Seaboard (Sea Point) every week from 27 October onwards there will be a pop up exchange and veggie shop to come and swop your full compost bucket for an empty clean one – This will cost R25 each week payable by card or SnapScan.
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