Durban’s Compost Networking Forum, South Africa

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Resources

The Warwick Zero Waste Project team (WZW), in partnership with the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust, hosted The Durban Compost Networking Forum to strengthen the network of composting and urban food gardening collectives and organisations operating in Durban. Durban’s vast composting and urban food gardening community showed up in their numbers at the vibrant social forum.

The event opened with an introduction to, and overview of why Zero-Waste is an important and urgent shift for cities. At the event, delegates and exhibitors could tour the Warwick Zero Waste compost site at the Durban Botanic Gardens’ Permaculture Centre, listen to talks from @UFC_DUT, @DurbanBotanicGardens, @groundWork, #converthedirt and Black Umbrellas, and then use the opportunity to connect and share knowledge and resources.

The WZW team would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the social forum. We look forward to seeing this network grow and make a sustained collective impact on the city’s efforts to divert organic waste from landfill and producing good quality compost for our soils.

Resources and presentations are available via links below:

5th May 2023 Programme of events

Booklet of exhibitors with links and contact details.

Presentation: Black Umbrellas & CSIR Food Waste Programme 

Presentation: groundWorks – Waste Management, Urban Informality and Climate Change: Innovative zero-waste solutions from the informal street markets of Warwick in Durban.

Convert the Dirt referred to the following resources: 18 roles of Pathogens and Regenerative Ag’s 5 principles for soil health

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