Kate Hodal from Aberdeen’s the Press and Journal has taken the compost challenge. You can read about a worm massacre, fermented organic matter and nitrogen injected banana skins in her entertaining and informative pitch on the tribulations of being green. Find out about bokashi, wormeries and more conventional green thumb techniques to recycle food waste. She’s spoken to Carl Nichols, head of home composting at Recycle Now and she gets Heather Gorringe’s from wigglywigglers.co.uk take on bokashi and wormeries – “I might have drowned mine, but it’s worms’ resilience that makes them such good composters”. Recycling food waste is moving higher up the agenda for people and Kate reminds us that “one-third of all household waste can be composted at home”.
Kate provides us with a bit of know-how so we can ‘avoid some of these pitfalls and reap the benefits’ of home composting. Because, as Carl Nichols says, home composting, whether it’s a wormery, a Bokashi bin, or saving fruit and veg scraps to put in to your compost bin, doesn’t just give you nice, enriched soil to feed back into your plants, it also cuts down on your waste, clears our air, and keeps our planet from overheating. Read the ‘Take the compost challenge’ article.[ratings]