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Community Composting Course


Local food growing projects are on the rise across the country as people are becoming more aware of the distances food is being transported around the globe, and want to get stuck in and do it themselves.

It can prove challenging to make your local food growing project sustainable, especially in the current economic climate. The local composting of green and food waste will help to close the loop and make projects more self sufficient.

Garden Organic, has teamed up with the Community Composting Network to deliver a course aimed specifically at local food growers to get them composting as well as growing. Buying in compost can be really expensive and every grower knows how vital it is to maintain soil fertility to ensure good quality, tasty produce.

The Community Composting for Local Food Growing course is now in its second year and is the only accredited course of its type in the country. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Local Food fund.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and got a lot from both the course tutor and the other participants. They were a really good bunch. The course was extremely well structured and the accompanying course material was as good as I have ever encountered”
Steve Kirkby, New Shoots, trainee, Rotters Community Composting, Liverpool

 Growers will learn how to do ‘hot composting’ which kills weeds, seeds and pathogens so you can have faith in the compost you are producing. You’ll also be shown how to test your soil and your compost. Equipment will be available for you to use to help you kick start your project.

Garden Organic is a fantastic, inspiring venue with food growing and composting happening on site, so you can see it first hand.

The 3 day course is running in January 2014. For more information please visit www.communitycompost.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0114 2580483.