International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)

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

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    Why It's Suddenly Cool to Compost

    In a recent article by National Geographic, ‘zero-waste eating’ was listed as one of the top food and drink trends of 2019.  So, we thought we'd take a look into composting at home and find out what all the fuss is about...

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    A Beginner's Guide to Making Compost

    Curious about composting? Expert veg grower and compost queen Jilly Dougan tells us why it’s a great way to use your food waste instead of letting it pile up at a landfill site.

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    City-dweller? 5 Reasons YOU Should Care About Compost

    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 with you. But that’s where you’re wrong: compost is relevant for everyone, and it's worth celebrating...

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    5 Things You Never Knew You Could Compost at Home

    As many gardeners know composting is a great way to turn food and garden waste back into plant food. Take a look at these 5 things you never knew you could compost at home.

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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.