Community Composting with Clytie Binder

by | March 07, 2024 | Permaculture Podcast | 0 comments

In this second International Women’s Series conversation, Clytie Binder joins Morag Gamble in discussing her Churchill Fellowship research on composting and the hyperlocal systems she has observed around the world.

Tune in to learn about the importance in ‘handmade’ composting wherever you are and how it is being used to address the climate crisis – on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Youtube or any of your other preferred streaming platforms.

Clare emphasises the need to prioritise household composting and avoid food waste as the first step in the waste hierarchy. She also explores innovations in composting, from institutional composting in zoos, schools, and prisons to house level systems.

Most of all, she highlights the need for a shift towards a circular economy – the importance of incorporating the social dimension into the life cycle of our foods and products.

To dive deeper into this exploration of community composting, read Clytie’s Churchill Fellowship report.

Make sure you check out Clytie’s latest project, the Local Community Compost Alliance, a national organisation in Australia supporting and advocating for community composting.

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I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live and work – the Gubbi Gubbi people. And I pay my respects to their elders past present and emerging.


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