Sunday 5 May – Saturday 11 May 2019
ICAW provides the opportunity for Allotment Societies across the country to promote allotment gardening and demonstrate
their commitment to reducing waste sent to landfill and good environmental practice
Throughout the week of ICAW, community and business events are held across the world to encourage and celebrate composting. Events
include tours of compost sites and allotment facilities, school talks and workshops, compost workshops on allotments, talks and lectures as well as publicity on local TV, radio and in the press.
Master Composters, Garden Organic, local councils and others will be organising events across the country during the week the network of local allotments in villages, towns and cities could take the lead in ensuring maximum
Promoting local society events
Publicity is the key to increasing awareness of composting. Use social media asking people to share the posting.
Issue a press release to local papers and radio stations. It is helpful to have a single point of contact for the site activities and provide the contact details of this spokesperson on all literature.
still provide an invaluable means of increasing local awareness. In addition to displaying posters on allotment notice board ask for them to be displayed on local council notice boards, community centres, village halls, schools and in local
shops and businesses.
School workshops and sessions
Sessions in Schools provide an excellent way of promoting composting both by means of talks to Assemblies, practical
help with composting in the school garden or workshops such as Compost Safari’s.
Details of composting activities for schools can be found at ww.carryoncomposting.com/142941457
Allotment open days
Compost week offers the opportunity for the Society to demonstrate that it is a real community asset by inviting the public to a tour of the site showing how the plot
holders approach composting and turn organic waste into a useful product to be used to improve the soil on the site.
Village halls, Community Centres and Social
Clubs provide a good venue for talks by a Society member or a local Master Composter describing how home composting will benefit the community by reducing waste. The local council could also be offered part of the session to present details of
their waste disposal systems. It is hoped to have a series of slides available to be downloaded shortly.