Composting Events and news
This Saturday offers the last chance to take part in our 2019 Pumpkin Rescue by joining our Pumpkin Smash at Stokes Wood Allotments composting demonstration site. The allotments will be open from 10:30 for people to bring their own pumpkins to smash and compost to avoid the cost and environmental effects of sending the waste to landfill. If you have not saved your own carved pumpkin, we have over 100 waiting to be smashed and composted as part of our efforts to encourage households to compost. If you do not have a bin, we can advise on the best bins for your needs including two different sizes of plastic bin available at a subsidised price through a special deal offered by the City and County Council. If you do not want a bin we can advise on post-hole, pit and trench composting as well as on the use of wormeries and bins suitable for waste cooked foods.
Take a small step to reduce the rate of global warming while having messy fun. Cakes and refreshments available in the pavilion plus Christmas Craft fair.
Stokes Wood Allotment site, 2B Stokes Drive, Leicester LE39BS
Pumpkin Smash 9th November
Some of the pumpkins delivered to home for the Stokes Wood Allotment, Leicester Pumpkin Smash. If you live in, or near, Hugglescote please donate your old pumpkin lanterns at 77 Station Road (leave by the garage doors). If in Leicester please deliver to the allotment composting plot They can be left at any time if you are a Society member or on Wednesday morning when the site is open to serve breakfasts and drinks. Or bring them to the craft event and smash on the 9th. If you have a number of pumpkins collected from a school, friends etc. we may be able to collect them .
Come to the Smash and see how organic waste can be composted rather than sent to landfill where it will produce greenhouse gases. We have a range of compost bins, including tumblers, cooked food composters, beehive and plastic bins as well as wooden pallet bins and wormeries. Entry is free
You can see kids enjoying an early Smash on yesterdays (1/11) CBBC Newsround
CBBC filmed a segmant for Newsround on the Compost site today (29th October). Children from the Stokes wood Primary School demonstrated a number of ways in which pumpkins that had been used for lanterns could be composted including in a post hole or pit, on a pallet bin, in a wormery and in the Hotbin. Members of the puplic are invited to bring their pumpkins to the Stokes Wood allotment site in Leicester on 9th November to join in another Smash. Otyher societies without Comunity composting approval are welcome to bring collect and bring their pumpkins. The will be refreshments available and indoor craft stalls
All lanterns and other pumpkins that cannot be eaten are welcome to the Pumpkin Smash at Stokes Wood Allotments Leicester. The smash will take place on 9th November on the Composting Demonstration site and will be composted on the site. If you bring your pumpkin you can smash it your self and put it on either a pallet compost bin, a plastic bin, Hotbin composter or a wormery. Bring the kids and introduce them to composting.
If you do not want to smash them yourself we will do it for you.
If you have an allotment please collect lanterns from other plot-holders and bring them along. Schools may also collect lanterns and either bring them to the site or we will collect them from you.
We will be making Christmas crafts from natural materials in the Community Building from 10:30 am to 12:30. Pumpkins will be accepted for the smash from 10 am on the day, left on site on any Wednesday morning. The pumpkins can be smashed during the craft event but we hope to hold the main smash from 12;30
Currently 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin waste end up in landfill every year. you can help reduce that amount.
Refreshments available. Free event with free parking. Wheelchair accessible site. Craft activities indoors. All welcome. Toilets on site.