27th July 2009
TV gardener drops into conference for composters
BBC Gardeners' World presenter, Alys Fowler, dropped in to the Garden Organic 'Master Composter' Conference on Saturday to share her own composting adventures with delegates.
Now in its fourth year, the conference was packed to the rafters with recycling officers, waste minimisation officers, waste and recycling volunteers and compost enthusiasts - all gathered to share composting stories, techniques and ideas.
This year, avid compost advocate, Alys, made a guest appearance and shared some of her own composting tales, while leading entomologist, Peter Smithers, presented a talk on the importance of insects in compost.
Project Co-ordinator, Pip Bradley said, “Garden Organic has been leading the way in the world of compost for many years with our Master Composter scheme. It is our aim to get more local authorities on the scheme so that communities can be inspired to start composting at home. The conference was all about giving something back to authorities and volunteers that already actively promote composting, while aiming to inspire others to get on board.”
“This year we were delighted to have Alys Fowler with us, who really helped give the art of composting, the high profile it deserves.”
As well as presentations and workshops about composting innovations, community composting and DIY wormeries, delegates also had the chance to buy signed copies of Alys' book.
For more information on compost, or to learn more about the Master Composter scheme see our Composting pages. To see worm composting in action, why not help feed the worms at Garden Organic Ryton? Feeding sessions for children are available each day during the summer holidays at 11.30am.