Friday, 1 February 2008

So you think you know about composting

Tuesday morning I travelled to Coton Village, Cambridgeshire, for the first of 8 regional home compost workshops the NFWI is running in partnership with the Waste & Resources Action Programme. As the final 90@90 project, these workshops aim to encourage people to reduce their food waste, and get the most out of composting.

As a non-composter, suffering from “no outside space” issues living in central London, I was very eager to learn about the virtues of composting and how this may be possible under my current circumstances. Organising a community compost with my neighbours may be the solution as I’m not prepared to keep a wormery in my kitchen (no matter how dedicated I may be!). Needless to say I learned a lot about compost. From bokashi bins in the kitchen to heaps in the garden, I’m no longer a novice when it comes to compost bins – nor what can and should go in them.

But don’t take my word for it; after all I am no expert. However the community members that came to this workshop had all been composting for years, and guess what? Not a single one of them didn’t learn something new about composting.

Over the next month we’ll be running 7 more of these workshops. Check out the 90@90 page to see if there’s one near you!

Emily Boost

1 comment:

Karen @ Wiggly Wigglers said...

Hi Emily,

It sounds like you all had a good day learning about the various composting methods. I have written a couple of articles about composting which may be of interest:

http://wigglywigglers.blogspot.com/2008/01/composting-worms-love-kitchen-waste.html
and
http://wigglywigglers.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-deal-with-your-food-waste-and.html