Calling all Coventry composters!

Master Composter

Do you compost at home? What to learn more? Help Coventry residents recycle more and become a Master Composter!

Garden Organic’s trained Master Composters have successfully been encouraging more Coventry residents to get composting over the past year. In partnership with Coventry City Council, Garden Organic is now looking for more people to volunteer as Master Composters this spring.

Master Composters are volunteers with an interesting in composting or recycling who would like to offer advice and support to people keen to compost at home. The great thing about the scheme is you don’t have to be an expert to be eligible to volunteer. All that is required is a passion for encouraging others to have a go. Volunteers also support residents at local community events with composting demonstrations and talks.

Local Master Composter Susan enjoys her volunteer role, "I enjoy meeting people when I’m on stalls at outdoor events and find lots of people will come up and chat. I learn a lot myself, as well as encouraging others to take a step towards home composting."

Every Coventry resident who volunteers to be a Master Composter is given accredited training by Garden Organic, the national organic gardening charity. Full Master Composter training is provided and covers everything a volunteer needs to know, with additional support from a dedicated Master Composter co-ordinator, a manual, an interactive website and all of the resources of Garden Organic.

Project Officer for the Coventry Master Composter scheme, Kate Newman, says "I’m delighted the Master Composter programme is expanding in Coventry in 2016. More Master Composters will encourage more and more people to compost at home. Composting is really important to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste being collected, as well as creating a valuable resource for your garden or allotment – home-made compost!"

If you would like to apply to become a Master Composter or learn more about the programme and upcoming events, then please contact Kate Newman on 02476 217721; The next training weekend is on March 19th and 20th 2016.

Friday, 22 January 2016