14. Sep, 2018

Hosting a Compost Demonstration Site

Would Any venue in Leicestershire be  interested in promoting composting and recycling organic waste by hosting a composting demonstration.

I am a Leicestershire Master Composter who, in addition to promoting composting at events and to schools and residents, have been operating a Compost Demonstration site, initially at Snibston Discovery park and then at other locations, since 2010.  While at Snibston the compost demonstration was featured in the CBeebies Mr Bloom “Here and There” programme. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03yzcht/mr-bloom-here-and-there-series-1-17-composting

 The demonstration consists of approximately 40 different bins, including wormeries, and techniques for composting garden, kitchen and catering waste.  It also includes methods for making liquid plant food such as compost, comfrey and worm wee teas. As far as I am aware this is the largest home composting demonstration in the east midlands. The techniques cover those suitable for homes, schools and small businesses. 

The Demonstration site would provide an additional attraction to any venue attracting  members of the public interested in gardening and waste reduction as well as an educational resource for allotment societies, garden clubs and schools. Talks and training sessions on composting can be provided in conjunction with guided tours of the demonstration. Special events can also be offered for children such as making Rotbots, a compost bins in a 2-litre bottle, (we made over 1,000 when CBeebies Mr Bloom came to Leicester), compost creature hunts and compost bin painting days

We are also able to enhance the green credentials of the host venue by composting most, or all, of the cooked food waste from any café on site.

There is no charge to you for providing the demonstration, the maintenance of the bins or for talks to the public, although of course you may want to charge the public for such talks.

 I am now looking for a venue interested in hosting the site. If you are interested I would be pleased to meet with you to discuss the situation.

Photos of the demonstration on one of the earlier sites can be seen at: http://www.carryoncomposting.com/142941482