Launch of Community Composting Training Programme
By Laura Whitehead 28th September 2012
Free community composting courses for growers of Local Food will soon be taking place across England. The courses which will be running during October and November are aimed at local not for profit organisations, community groups and social enterprises which are growing local fruit and vegetables and which wish to develop new or existing composting activity at their own sites.
The free training places are limited to ten per course and priority will be given to groups sending more than one person along to all three days of the training so that the new composting practices are well embedded in the trainees’ organisations. The trainees are helped to put their learning into practice with ongoing specific support to individual groups and loans of composting machinery and equipment. Further support is provided in the form of six months’ free membership of the Community Composting Network and information resources and a follow-up local networking and activity workshop at each of the twelve Community Composting Hubs.
The project was set up by the Community Composting Network with funding from the Big Lottery Local Food programme and is part of a plan to establish ‘hubs’ throughout England. These hubs will work together to become the country’s leading provider of composting support.
To book on to the course or for more information please get in touch with Hollie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 2580483.