Tag Archive for 'home composting'

RHS says autumn is the ideal time to check compost heaps

October 12th, 2012 by Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Advisory Service is encouraging gardeners to check their compost before winter. Lush growth this summer means there are now heaps of grass and hedge cuttings that, if prepared properly, could be made into useful garden compost. “Autumn is the ideal time to check compost heaps,” Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticultural […]

Finding a small scale solution to Guernsey’s household food waste

January 7th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Food waste and other putrescible material poses a problem when it is landfilled.  When it is covered over it decays in an anaerobic (oxygen-less) environment. This process produces foul smells and methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. Food waste is a major component of household waste. At the Mont Cuet landfill it attracts gulls […]

Compost Awareness week from 1 to 7 May 2011

March 30th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The eleventh annual international Compost Awareness Week occurs from 1 to 7 May 2011.  The occasion is organised to raise awareness of the benefits of home and business composting.  For more information please visit the WRAP website. I use a worm composter made of used car tyres.  I got this idea from the vermiculture web […]