Compost program temporarily closed

Unfortunately, due to a shortage of 'brown' materials, our Community Compost Program is temporarily closed. Hopefully we'll be up and running again is a few weeks. Check our FB page for an update on the status and sorry for the inconvenience.

Curly Community Compost

Composting is a great way to turn your fruit & veg scraps into rich soil matter. 

If you don't have your own compost bin or worm farm, why not participate in the garden's Curly Community Compost program? You'll be helping the garden while reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. 

Guidelines for participation

To participate in the program, drop by the garden during one of our working bees, Saturdays 9-11am or Wednesdays 3-5pm, to pick up a bucket and undergo a brief orientation.

To ensure the health of our compost, participants are kindly asked to:

  • Fill your bucket with FRUIT & VEG scraps only
  • Empty your filled bucket into one of the FEED ME compost bins at the garden, following the instructions on the lid
  • Wash your own bucket (at the garden or at home), bring it home and fill it again!
  • NO rice, pasta, bread, dairy, meat....
  • NO plastic, stickers, elastics....
  • NO large fruit pits, corn cobs...
  • NO compostable non-food items, including compostable bags, coffee pods and take-away containers
  • Cut up big pieces

For more information or if you are interested in participating but unable to drop by during a working bee, please contact us at

Interested in composting at Home?

Here are a few excellent resources to help get you started: