Discover the key to composting

Posted by pt91 at Jun 10, 2015 01:54 PM |
Demonstration site opened at University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Issued by Leicestershire County Council on 4 June 2015

Green fingered residents are invited to learn more about the art of composting at a new site at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden.

Home to a collection of compost bins and wormeries, the demonstration site at the Garden in Oadby shows just how easy it is to get the most from garden, and food waste.

Master Composters who volunteer at the Botanic Garden will be on hand on a weekly basis to share composting expertise and give tours to visitors.

The project is supported by Leicestershire County Council. Blake Pain, Cabinet member for waste management, said: “We hope this site will inspire residents to compost their garden waste to help keep it out of landfill. It’s also perfect for school trips so we can teach the next generation of gardeners the secrets of composting.”

Leicester University Director of the Botanic Garden, Dr Richard Gornall, said: “This is a new venture for us and we hope it will stimulate a lot of interest.  We may even be able to compost food waste from the nearby Halls of Residence, which will be a considerable achievement in the University’s drive to recycle as much of its waste as possible.”

The site opened on Friday, May 29, at 11.30am.

Master Composters will be available every Wednesday morning to give tours of the site and provide tips on getting the most out of your compost.

For more information about the new composting demonstration site please visit www.le.ac.uk/botanicgarden and www.lesswaste.org.uk/composting

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Leicestershire County Council

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