Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Just in time for International Composting Awareness Week (May 2-8), dirtgirl and scrapboy have again teamed up with Costa the Garden Gnome to launch Compost ROcks – a program promoting compost to families and households in New South Wales.

“Compost ROcks! is all about how amazing compost is,” Costa said. “Recycling your food and garden organics (that’s anything that was once alive) is one of the greatest favours you can do the planet. It reduces landfill and turns organics into fantastic, delicious plant food – compost! It’s an amazing way to put nutrients back into our soil – it’s the ultimate recycling!”

The program is delivered online and includes a brand new series of 10 webisodes featuring dirtgirl, scrapboy and Costa singing, dancing, joking and even rapping about compost. It is also home to  ‘Costas’s Compost Academy’ – comprising a blog of tips and hints, piles of downloadable resources, a compost directory, calendar of events, links to social media and a heap of ‘missions compostable’ and competitions, with some great prizes to be won.

Members of the Academy will learn everything about compost: what it is, how it’s made, how to use it and why it’s so good for the planet. Enrolment is FREE and open to everyone at

“We’re also working with local councils in NSW to help spread the compost love,” Costa added. “Most councils in NSW collect and process organics, they're making the compost, and we want people to use it! Councils, community groups and businesses can sign up on the website for free customizable resources to promote the campaign locally.”

Compost ROcks! is produced by the Emmy® award-winning creators of kids TV hit show dirtgirlworld who have teamed up with ABC Gardening Australia presenter Costa Georgiadis as Costa the Garden Gnome. It is supported by the NSW EPA as part of Waste Less, Recycle More, funded from the waste levy.

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Talent for interview opportunities:

Costa Georgiadis – is willing and able to get to ABC studio in Sydney for TV or radio interviews about Compost ROcks! and Costa’s Compost Academy website on Monday afternoon, 2nd May. He may also be available for interview Thursday 5th May.

dirtgirl – will be available to “report live” on the Compost Rocks! launch from the Waste 2016 Conference in Coffs Harbour on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th May.

General enquiries: For interviews with Costa the Garden Gnome and dirtgirl, images, photos and further information, please contact Sharon Lehman on 0411 020 394 or [email protected]



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