Community Awards 2021 Community Initiative of the Year - Michelle Edwards and the Community Compost Group

Tuesday 16 November 2021

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The Yarra Community Awards honour the everyday heroes who make outstanding contributions to our community.

Michelle and the Community Compost Group’s story

Community Awards - Michelle Edwards - Community Initiative of the Year

The Community Compost Group provides a shared composting solution for those in our community who don’t have space or the capacity for a compost bin of their own. The local community drop off vegetable food scraps to the Community Compost Hub located in Rushall Garden, North Fitzroy. 

Michelle Edwards leads a small group of volunteers to manage this popular community compost bin system, helping to turn food waste into useable compost.

A considerable amount of volunteer work goes into managing the program and coordinating the highly physical work involved in maintaining the compost system.

Congratulations to Michelle and the team at the Community Compost Group – and thank you for your ongoing contributions to our community.

Special mention…

A special mention goes to Tina Brunet for the “This is Me” event – celebrating women being their authentic selves and championing diversity and inclusion.

The nominees for Community Initiative of the Year

  • Anna Ridgway and Abbotsford Riverbankers
  • Charlie Gill
  • Filsan Jama
  • Jenny Gardner
  • Leasa Mann 
  • Maria’s Pasta Community Dinners
  • Michelle Edwards and Community Compost Group (winner)
  • Peta Christensen and Cultivating Community
  • Real Youth Music Studios
  • Tina Brunet (special mention)

Thanks to all our nominees for your contributions to life in Yarra.

Read more stories of our 2021 Community Awards winners


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