Composting Events and news
I will be giving talks to the following groups during the next few months. Most welcome visitors so if you are interested in attending lease contact the organisers .
- 3rd November 7.30 pm Rutland Horticultural Society Methodist Church Hall, Northgate, Oakham .
Message from: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064592685995
- 16th November. Orston Garden Club, Orston Village Hall.
I will be offering a Compost Help Desk at Stokes Wood allotment Composting Demonstration site, 2B Stokes Drive, Leicester LE3 9BS most Wednesday mornings. Please check the Carry on Composting Facebook page. Refreshments are available.
For a different composting event join our Pumpkin Smash 10.30am – 12.30 12th November
I started composting packing wool on the 24th August (see Blog below) and dogs hair on 21st September. There is no evidence of the two layers of dog hair that were added to the bin. Some of the wool can still be found, mainly at the cooler edges of the bin . It would appear the actinomyces are growing on the remains of the wool buried a little deeper in the composting material (see photo). The bin will be turned once more and probally over wintered. It would appear that both wool and dog hair will decompose more quickly than the runner bean stems which can be seen