Jennie Upton is passionate about re-purposing – the practice of creating things we want out of things we no longer want. Its a great way to divert materials from being landfilled – and its also cheap and fun!
In early November 2014, with members of the Sustainable Action Community Groups, Jennie and I organised a Re-purposed Worm Farm Making Workshop out at the Green Island Landfill. Together the volunteers built eight worm farms from a variety of unwanted items – many very different and creative – as well as easy to make. The worm farms remained on display for a month at the new Rummage Upcycle Garden at the Green Island Landfill before they went to homes in the community such as schools and community gardens.
Jennie is the Education and Promotion Officer for the Solid Waste Team at the Dunedin City Council. Along with staff at Rummage, she has developed the Upcycle Garden, an area where re-purposed items are on display to inspire the public. As well as being passionate about waste minimisation at work and at home, Jennie is also the Otago Regional Coordinator for Enviroschools.
In this programme, Jennie joined me to chat about how we can make our own worm farms from re-purposed materials – from every day things that we no longer want.
To listen to this programme about Making Re-purposed Worm Farms please click on http://new.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=e58dc851-0b0d-46aa-8696-46407b834187
For more information on re-purposing and re-using at Rummage, you can contact Jennie at Jennie.Upton@dcc.govt.nz
This programme was originally broadcast on the 27th November 2014 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Hosted by Maureen Howard, Eco Living in Action is supported by the Dunedin City Council.