As a Leicestershire Master Composter keen on promoting composting I have managed a Composting Demonstration Site in the County for a number of years. This was originally hosted at the Leicester County Council Snibston Discovery Park and Museum
but unfortunately the Discovery Park was closed by the Council.
You can also see some of the Sibston composting site on Cbeebies https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03yzcht/mr-bloom-here-and-there-series-1-17-composting
the Composting demonstration to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden in 2015 and had hoped that this location would enable us to reach a larger number of gardeners and other visitors with an active interest in composting.
However, the closure of the cafe at the end of the summer of 2015 meant that waste food was no longer available on site and it was decided to move to new venue.
We have now moved to Stokes Wood Allotments, 2b Stokes Drive, Leicester, LE3 9BS.
While we are now located in the city rather than the county we will still be working to maintain our links with LCC. The site is open to the public between 10-12 on Wednesday mornings, when the site breakfast club is open, offering
the chance to see the site and have a good old fashioned English breakfast.
Individuals, families and informal groups (up to 6 people) do not need to book but formal/officail group visits e.g schools, garden clubs,
allotment societies are asked to complete a booking form so that we can have someone ready to give a site tour and food available. A copy of our risk assessment relating to visits is available to Group Organisers.
The Stokes Wood composting demonstration
site has been Registered for:
- T23: Aerobic composting and associated prior treatment,
- T26: Treatment of kitchen waste in a wormery,
- U11: Spreading waste to benefit non-agricultural land and
- U12: Using mulch.
The site pavilion is available for hire by Garden Clubs, Allotment Societies and Schools for composting workshops and talks which include a tour of the site (see above for details). It can also be hired for other events.
To keep up to date with progress on the composting site and composting events as well as additions to this website follow us on facebook:
We installed a new a Rowlinson Beehive composter kindly donated by GardenSite has been installed. https://www.gardensite.co.uk/garden-structures/composters/
Composters from GardenSite"
Hozelock have kindly donated a Plant Food maker and a Bokashi bin which will be dispalyed in the shed when the interior
has been painted https://www.hozelock.com/product-category/natural-gardening/ We are currently displaying these on our event stand.
Donations of compost
bins and equipment are welcomed.