Master Composters are coming to Cumbria!

  • Last updated: 22 November 2022
Garden Organic are thrilled to be launching its nationally recognised volunteer Master Composter programme in Cumbria thanks to funding from Cumbria County Council.
Tubs of compost with lollipop sticks in them.

The Master Composter programme is part of the council’s strategy to reduce the burden of waste from the county, by teaching more people how to compost their own waste at home.

The programme works by training up local volunteer ‘Master Composters’ who then go out into their local community, to events, community groups and schools to pass on their knowledge to others.

Garden Organic are now looking for enthusiastic local volunteers in Allerdale, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland to get involved in the programme. Volunteer Master Composters will be fully trained, provided with ongoing support, and become part of a network of like-minded volunteers. Being a compost expert is not essential to become a volunteer. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to spread the compost message in your local community and encourage more people to start composting at home.

If you’ve got spare time on your hands then we’d love to have you onboard!

Volunteer training will be taking place on Saturday 22nd July in Penrith and early booking is essential. For more information contact Garden Organic’s Project Officer in Cumbria, Liz Sutton on