Tuesday 19 February 2013

Composting Workshop

The Community Composting Network have asked us to pass on the following information...

Community Composting Opportunities in Your Area

We would like to invite you and members of your group to an evening seminar to explore the possibilities of Community Composting in your area.

We're running two events:

Wednesday 27th February
5.30 - 8 p.m.
Neston Community and Youth Centre on Burton Road, Neston

Thursday 8th March
5.30 - 8 p.m.
Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port.

The doors open at 5.30 p.m. with refreshments, with the programme of presentations starting at 6 p.m. This event is part of an initial project that is being funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council to find community organisations that would like to get involved in community composting and find promising places where it would fit well.

Why would you bother to turn out on a damp February week night? Well, first of all there will be some nice warming refreshments and the chance to meet up with other people in the area who have an interest in growing and community activities. But the main reason, we think, is that you would also like to hear about community composting and how the CCN are working to help/ promote its uptake in the Ellesmere Port and Neston areas. We'd like to show you what community composting is (there is not just one model), and to hear from you how you think it might help your project or growing activities.

Outline of the programme

17:30 - Registration and refreshments
18:00 - Housekeeping and welcome
18:05 - Project Introduction
18:25 - What is Community Composting?
18:55 - Discussion
19:10 - BREAK
19:30 - Liverpool Rotters - a presentation by CCN member organisation
19:50 - Questions & answers
20:00 - Summary & Close


We would be very grateful to anyone who can display this or forward it to other groups you know who might be interested.

The organisations CCN works with are 'not-for-profit', locally  managed/governed groups working for the benefit of their communities. Obviously it also helps if you are interested in gardening and growing (especially fruit and veg), because then you have an immediate reason to make and use compost. But not all our members do this, sometimes they make compost to return to the householders. You are very welcome to contact us beforehand if you would like to know more how your group could become involved with the project and become Community Composters we'd like to hear from you

How to book a place

The event is free but we do need a booking from you to ensure we have enough space, chairs and refreshments.

Or you can email Hollie Hayward; or phone 0114 258 0483.