Composting is a natural and inexpensive process that transforms garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for the garden. It saves money and resources, improves the quality of the soil and reduces the impact on the environment. A mixture of "green" and "brown" garden waste works best. Aim for between 25 and 50 percent soft "green" materials eg grass clippings, soft leafy plants, fruit and vegetables, with the remainder woody "brown" material eg wood chippings, prunings and hedge trimmings (shredded), paper, cardboard, straw or dead leaves. The bacteria and micro - organisms that produce the compost function best when the balance of green and brown material is correct. It should be turned , periodically, ideally monthly to introduce air.
The Composting Bins can be found in the far left corner of the Garden below the Seating Area. There are 4 pallet composting units. When the pallet is full, move onto the next one. Cutting up waste as small as possible makes for efficient composting. Please make use the green plastic bins for the disposal of weeds and plastic waste.
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