Make Composting your Springtime Resolution
Roscommon County Council is encouraging all householders with a garden to start Home Composting organic waste this Spring. Organic waste including teabags, fruit/vegetable peelings and garden clippings can be easily composted at home along with your waste newspapers and cardboard. Composting can reduce your household waste by up to one third – this is good for the environment and will also help you to save money. There are numerous benefits to composting including providing a nutrient rich soil improver, while at the same time helping to protect the remaining fragile bogs across Ireland by avoiding peat based garden fertilisers.
In order to help those starting on the road to composting and to assist already keen composters, Roscommon County Council are holding free Home Compost Demonstrations at Farmers Markets during the month of April. The Compost Demonstrations will outline ways of producing good compost at home and will include set up of your cone, the dos and don’ts of composting, and trouble shooting. People will also have the opportunity to drop-in at any stage during the day for compost clinics where they can ask the experts for advice on starting composting or how to solve any problems with their compost bin.
The workshop in Roscommon town takes place in Roscommon Farmers Market: Fri April 18th 10am – 1pm. Demonstrations at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm presented by Nuala Madigan from the Irish Peatland Conservation Council. Drop in Compost Clinics Open all day.
For more details, please visit http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/services/environment/HomeCompostingDIYWorkshop.html