Progress on the Composting Demonstration site
The new compost demonstration site at Stokes Wood Allotments is on course to be completed ready for an official opening to celebrate Compost Awareness Week on 5th May. The site will house a wide range of compost bins suitable for use when home composting including Blackwell bins available through Council Schemes,
Tumbler bins including a large Mantis,
a Rowlinson bee-hive bin suitable for a smaller garden
Hotbins, Green Johana and a Jora food composter as well as a range of wormeries.
There will also be a section on making plant and compost based liquid feed including aerated compost tea.
The Rowlinson Beehive composter was kindly donated by GardenSite has been installed.. https://www.gardensite.co.uk/garden-structures/composters/ Composters from GardenSite"
As part of the launch events there willbe:
- a painted compost bin activity where bins loaned to and painted by local schools will be displayed,
- a compost safari workshop and
- an opportunity to make compost Seedballs to be thrown to plant wild flowers in difficult to reach areas and school grounds.
- More details to follow.