I had one of those moments this week when I realized it was the start of June, the return of a Melbourne Winter, and 3 months from when I was invited onto the Food Fight program on Radio 3CR (855AM). Used coffee grounds was the topic; why they are good for the garden, what got me into collecting them, and why everyone else should be doing the same.
A work colleague asked recently if he could get a listen, and so my many other used coffee grounds related posts are getting pushed out by a week to make room for this one.
The hosts of the show, Michelle and Domenica, were a pleasure to speak with, and there is something very grounding about community radio, less polished yet professional, honesty over hubris, and all in all refreshing to listen to.
Go get the popcorn, make a coffee, slice open an apple, or an onion, whatever it takes to keep you listening. I start at around the 3 minute mark.
Collecting coffee grounds is a very satisfying part of my gardening experience, as is having others join me in it. For those of you that are considering collecting coffee grounds for composting and all that other good stuff, start with the Ground to Ground Primer.
What is your coffee grounds story?
- Collecting Used Coffee Grounds (UCG) (groundtoground.org)
- How to Dry and Store Used Coffee Grounds (groundtoground.org)
- Transition Hobsons Bay and Ground to Ground (groundtoground.org)