We also plan to use Ground to Ground to promote awareness of THB in the community. We (Wayne and I) have drafted up a project plan and would love others to join us in a working group to generate extra ideas and roll it out. How about it?
When cafes put up the Ground to Ground logo (usually on their espresso machine), it means they are happy to give away used coffee grounds. Used coffee grounds are great for the garden. Additionally by using them in our gardens we are making use of an abundant local resource (building resilience.) Plus landfill and its nasty methane gas emissions are avoided. Win, win, win, surely.
We have already asked a few cafes close to us to participate in the Ground to Ground program. Used coffee grounds can now be picked up from:
- The Picnic Table & Novel Kitchen in Williamstown
- Feedback Cafe & The Corner Shop in Yarraville
So get along to one of these cafes and support their efforts to divert coffee grounds from landfill. Most likely if a cafe doesn't have a magnet up, its because they don't know about the program...
So ask Wayne or me for a Ground to Ground magnet for YOUR favourite local cafe. (Then update the map.)
Written by Kate Leslie
- "Transition Hobsons Bay and Ground to Ground" by Shane Genziuk, 24 April 2011 (groundtoground.org)
- "The Ground to Ground Primer – Coffee Grounds for the Garden", by Shane Genziuk, July 2010 (groundtoground.org)