International Compost Awareness Week
5th to 11th May 2019
As many gardeners know composting is a great way to turn food and garden waste back into plant food. It’s also great for the environment adding nutrients to soil, reducing the need for chemical fertilisers, producing helpful bacteria that break down organic waste and cut greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites.
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Who knew composting was so easy?
nidirect have lots of tips to get you started and a few do’s and don’ts to keep you going.
Cool the Climate – Compost
1 2 3 4 5 1 Pet Hair If you have pets, you have a supply of compostable materials at your disposal, their fur. TOP TIP!
City-dweller? You might think that if you’ve no garden, no spare-time, or maybe no desire whatsoever to get green-fingered, then compost isn’t anything to do
What is composting? “Composting involves collecting organic materials, such as kitchen and garden waste, and transforming them into a nutrient-rich food for plants,” says Jilly.
Never mind watching the final season of Game of Thrones or getting a ticket to The Open in Portrush (as if there’s any other!), composting
Many local Councils across Northern Ireland are getting involved in International Compost Awareness Week and some are giving out free bags of compost!
Recycle Now have an an up to date list of all the events taking place across Northern Ireland for International Compost Awareness Week.