Compost, compost, compost!! There is lots of composting going on around Ulverston on allotments, in Jubilee Gardens, in private gardens, at the Parish Church (with support from volunteers from the Food Waste Project) and at the Permaculture Plot. Composting our waste helps our garden plants and wildlife, as it speeds up the natural recycling of nutrients. Why compost? Compost makes for healthy soil, which is good for everything living in it and growing on it. It is an excellent mulch and is free and easy to produce. Unlike organic matter imported from elsewhere, it comes without packaging or 'fuel miles' and compost heaps also shelter many small creatures (and some larger ones, like slug-loving slow worms and grass snakes), which enjoy the heat released by decomposition. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=444Compostingwww.rhs.org.ukHome composting is the most environmentally-friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste, plus it produces compost that can be used as an excellent soil improver.
Facebook | 8 March, 2021