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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 8. 27 April 1972



Any city yard can support a garden, so if you plan to have one you should start on Your compost pile now. Better late than never. Approximately 1/3 to ½ or the garbage from homes are things — that Can be put into compost. Organic things or basically things that have been alive, such as egg shells, tea leaves, coffee grounds, table scraps, anything edible except for plastic foods can be used.

Dig a shallow pit in your yard to dump these wastes in. Keep a compost pail in your kitchen (under the kitchen sink is a handy place) then empty the full pail into the pit every couple of days. Turn the compost once in a while and add some lime occasionally to help break it down. Some claim that a lot of citrus fruit peels make the compost acidic but the lime should balance it.

Turn your garbage into delicious organically grown vegetables.

Ban harmful pesticides, fertilisers and insecticides from, your home — use natural controls — see notes below. There chemicals are dangerous. 2,4-D; DDT; 2,5-T; Dielarin; Aldrin, Endrin, Heptachlor; Toxaphere; Chlordane; Lindane.

Drawing of Billy Beercan