More compost harvested from the North Laine scheme

Photo:Harvesting the compost at St Peter's

Harvesting the compost at St Peter's

Photo:If you live in North Laine and would like to join the scheme, contact the coordinator at above email address

If you live in North Laine and would like to join the scheme, contact the coordinator at above email address

From the St Peter's Church boxes, October 2013

October 2013 saw another harvest from the North Laine community compost scheme at St Peter’s Church. A whole box was donated to the West Pier Housing projects community allotment. The project is really grateful for this donation and will be using it on their plot on Whitehawk Hill. So another great example of the fruit and vegetable waste from North Laine being used to grow more fruit and veg!

What people think about the scheme

A couple of North Laine scheme members told us why they love community composting: 

“During the rubbish collection strike we noticed that by composting our food waste we didn’t produce so much rubbish and our uncollected bags weren’t smelly so it wasn’t a problem for us at all”

Mar Arranz

“I love community composting because all the waste from my organic vegetable box goes into growing even more stuff. Sometimes when I go to the boxes people ask me what they are, then say 'what a good idea' and 'how can I get involved?'. We used some of the compost on the community garden at Brighthelm. I have less waste to put in the refuse bin and I love the idea that food isn't wasted - it's used to grow more.”

Liz Macdonald


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 225, November/December 2013]

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