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I am part of a new community garden in Fitzgibbon and look after the composting and worm farming.

We expect the gardens to be ready sometime in June/July and would like to start our composting bin, and are looking around for hopefully free Horse/Sheep/Chook Manure. Can anyone point me into the right direction?

We are located in North Brisbane near Carseldine.

I look forward to learning from all of you here too!



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Where is the garden located at Fitzgibbon please Matt?

Hi Lissa, it's located along Mt Kaputar Ave, cnr of Windjanna Cr... but it's not ready yet...

Let us know when it's open for visitors Matt :)

Neither of those street names come up on a search of Google maps or Whereis. Any suggestions?

Well, the roads were just built..

Must be that big un-named area on the left of the map then :)

I think it's there circled in red. Sorry not too sure of the exact location as the maps do not have updated road names.. Yes will let you know when it's ready... :)

I have a client very nearby and she wanted to go for a walk, so we drove up the road and found the area where the garden will be. Like a maze in there, took some finding, and builders trucks all over the place.

You have all the fun work of establishing ahead of you Matt :) Do you live there? There doesnt' seem to be many occupied homes.

Not free, but I get cheap horse manure from a seller on Scarborough Road in Redcliffe. $2 per big bag.  Just curious though.. why are you using manure in your compost bins?  I never thought of doing that, does it help speed up the compost in your bins perhaps?  

Thanks! We were directed into this direction by the lovely recycling girl from Brisbane City Council when we attended her workshop on composting... I think it helps add bulk...

Hi Matt, I am a bit faraway (the Gap) but I have chooks and started collecting their manure now that I realised the benefits. Maybe you could find someone in your local community with animals. Anyway I am happy to put some chook manure on the side for you if needed. Valerie
Thanks Valerie-Anne... Appreciate the thought.. I will take up your offer and let you know when the time comes. I just need to check some items and will privately message you.. Thanks heaps again....


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