Yes in My Backyard – YIMBY – Growing community, soil and resilience on Dja Dja Wurrung country.
Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) is a scaleable trial of community compost hubs, linking people keen to compost, with those who aren’t, in neighbourhood clusters. The project will support neighbourhood resilience and reduce the amount of organics reaching landfill.
The project will address neighbourhood resilience and reducing organics to landfill.
The initial trial in 2021 is with 3 community composting sites, each connected to 10 households.
Vision: A world where we connected in community, minimising and sharing resources and taking responsibility for ‘our own backyard’. A world where people and place are thriving.
- Reduce carbon emissions of organics in landfill
- Share resources and resourcefulness
- Connect people in community
- Contribute to local food production
- Demonstrate shared responsibility for carbon emissions which can be a gateway for collaborations around any number of neighbourhood issues.
This collaboration will increase neighbourhood connection – (allowing for social distancing at this time,) collaborative action at a micro community level demonstrating shared responsibility for local based solutions to larger issues, (e.g. carbon emissions).
Community Composters will be supported through skills sharing from the project team and through auditing of current and developed systems.
The project developed through this trial will be scalable to be applied across any community, in any neighbourhood. Specific communication strategies will be developed with each ‘cluster leader’, or active composter, to be identified in stage one of the project.
This project is a partnership between The Hub Foundation, The Green Hand Institute and Bill Grant, in collaboration with our community composters!