Trentham kids making compost

Trentham and District Primary School pupils are learning how to recycle waste and reduce rubbish sent to landfill with a new addition to the kitchen garden. 

GREENIES: Trentham and District Primary School pupils Neallah, Arrabella, Calista, and Xavier learn how to make good compost with their new large compost bin in the kitchen garden. Picture: Sandy Scheltema

GREENIES: Trentham and District Primary School pupils Neallah, Arrabella, Calista, and Xavier learn how to make good compost with their new large compost bin in the kitchen garden. Picture: Sandy Scheltema

A large compost bin was purchased with the help of a Junior Landcare Powerful Youth Grant. Waste from the pupils’ lunches, kitchen scraps, cardboard, paper, grass clippings and weeds will be added to the bins to create rich compost for the school’s vegetable garden.

Trentham Primary School was one of more than 200 Victorian schools to receive a grant from the Powerful Youth Projects funded by Momentum Energy in partnership with Junior Landcare.

Trentham and District Primary School principal Liz Carmody said the compost bins were a great addition to the school garden. 

“They will help teach the children about the importance of reducing our waste which goes to landfill. We have a delightful kitchen garden and cooking program at the school and it's great to be able to recycle our waste more efficiently, turning it into good soil which then helps grow healthy vegetables and herbs.”