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
We moved 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 allotment site in Stokes Drive, Leicester and are open to the public between 10-12 on Wednesday mornings, when the site breakfast club is open, this offers the chance to see the site and have a good old fashioned English
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. 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
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.
We have two separate slide shows on this page. The slides are presented in groups of five. Once you have seen one set just move down the page to the next.
The first batch shows a group of composters being given a tour including a session on making seedballs and a compost safari in the pavilion.
In the second group we show the individual bins and exhibits.
One the next page we will be showing part of the community composting work where gaden waste from the siteis composted using pallet bins.