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Compost Demonstration Site at Ford Park.

We’ve been working with Garden Organics on a new Compost Demonstration Site at Ford Park.

Our compost area is one of a network of similar sites being set up across Cumbria by the organic growing charity, Garden Organic in collaboration with various partners, and will be used to show our park visitors, how easy it is to compost at home.

These sites will be used to demonstrate and teach people about the various composting systems available, with real life working examples of how it is done. And we will officially open our Compost Demonstration Site on Apple Day, Saturday 7th October at 12pm!

There will also be general composting information available, which will be run by local volunteer Master Composters aka Toby and Steve Povey, with support from their Project Coordinator.

The Master Composters are a network of enthusiastic volunteers, recruited and trained by Garden Organic, who spend time promoting home composting in their local communities, encouraging households to take up composting and ensuring those already composting do so effectively.

Master Composters can often be found offering composting advice and information at community events all over Cumbria. Garden groups and other organisations will be able to book visits to the new site in Ford Park for talks and demonstrations where Master Composters will be on hand to explain the pros and cons of the various composting systems in use at the site.

This and other Compost Demonstration Sites in Cumbria have been made possible thanks to funding from Westmorland and Furness & Cumberland Councils and additional funding from Cumbria Action for Sustainability’s Community Fund.

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