This week marks the 25th International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)! The aim of the ICAW is to increase public awareness of the benefits of composting and organics recycling. Some of these benefits include increased soil health, reduced pesticide and chemical use, reduction in soil-borne and other plant diseases, diversion of waste away from landfill and reduced methane emissions from landfills. _
There are a number of different compost systems you can use, for example there may be a kerbside collection or community scheme in your area such as ShareWaste which connects people wanting to recycle their kitchen scraps with neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keep chickens, or some community gardens have shared compost bins – Em and Adam have one set up in their communal veggie patches so all of the neighbors can use it.
If you’re wanting to set up something the kids can get involved in – a worm farm ia a fun activity to teach them about composting, especially if your garden has limited space (Lis swears by worm farms for urban balconies). So many towns ans cities have no schemes in place for composting even though food waste is an urgent item for climate change. Anyone here involved in trying to get something started locally or raising their voice on this?