At this stage, household composting systems are the only waste sustainability project being undertaken within the Auckland Diocesan Climate Change initiative.

We see one of three composting systems being an integral part of every communal food garden.

Bin composting is a simple way to add nutrient and mineral-rich humus to the soils that fuel plant growth and the microbes that restore vitality to depleted soils. It’s also free, easy to make and good for the environment are the added benefits.

a hand full of worms

Worm farming isn’t a very complicated undertaking, but the worms do benefit from a little care and attention if you are to gain the greatest benefit from them.


Bokashi is Japanese for “shading off” or “gradation” and is derived from the Japanese farmer’s practice of covering food waste with rich, local soil that contained the microorganisms that led to the waste being fermented for a few weeks, and then buried in the garden.