Composting in your Community
  • Room 403, Babbage Building, Plymouth University

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Plymouth Growing Futures (Centre for Sustainable Futures) and Transition Plymouth are hosting a 'Composting in your Community' workshop at the University which is open to all.

If you wish to learn why and how to compost in your garden, allotment with a school or community project, this workshop is for you.

Nicky Scott has extensive expertise on composting and grassroots community initiatives. Starting his formal career at the Henry Double Day foundation (Garden Organic) Nicky now works working mainly in Devon, promoting, advising and teaching about composting for Devon County Council, schools, organisations and anyone who wishes to know more. Later this year Nicky will be at presenting at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Once we start composting, it is surprising how emotionally attached many of us get to the heap and the process! Diligently collecting food waste, adding weeds, turning it, watching it change form and delighting in brief encounters with centipedes, slow worms etc.

Compost is fundamental for healthy soils which host countless fauna and flora. Healthy soils are fundamental for food security and the natural environment, which is fundamental for healthy and happy people who in turn are responsible for maintaining a healthy planet. A healthy planet then sustains us and the natural environment!

Refreshments available. Email Caroline Mikhail for further information. 

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