gardeners invited to become a 'Compost Champion'
Burnham-On-Sea residents are being offered free training, helpful
support and the chance to become a Compost Champion by an eco-education
Carymoor Environmental Trust, backed by Somerset Waste Partnership,
is holding a free one-day training course in October for residents
who can commit some time to promoting composting in the local community.
Compost Champions are volunteers who help others start composting
at home, and offer support to people who need advice or encouragement
to keep going or overcome any difficulties.
Started in 2009, the Compost Champion scheme now has more than 60
volunteers across Somerset who raise awareness among fellow residents
of the benefits of composting.
They can choose to promote composting in a variety of ways, such
as a chatting to a neighbour, talking to a school, writing an article
for parish magazines, or taking a display to an event.
Carymoor's Rupert Farthing said: "Composting has many benefits;
converting organic matter into a free fertilizer, it improves soil
structure, helps plants grow and cuts waste."
The free training covers the composting process, ways to use compost,
and how to help others get started and do more. The next training
course is being held in Frome on Saturday 15th October from 10am
to 4pm. For more information or to sign up, email Rupert Farthing
on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01963 350143.