Introducing Hot Composting Clubs

Hot Composting Clubs… the coolest thing in town!

The idea is to explore the social potential of hot compost making, while creating a locally available seed-free, detoxed, low carbon growing medium.

But hot, or thermophilic composting requires volumes of bulk material greater than that readily provided by a single family household.

A neighbourhood, or street hot composting club neatly solves this by allowing neighbours to create sufficient volume, at least one cubic metre, of brown and green waste on a regular basis, say every three of four weeks in the growing season.

A small area of un/underused land, about 8 – 10 square metres would suffice for a four bay system, allowing for 2 sq m for collection and similar for maturation.

The plan is to find a residents association which would like to experiment with this idea and support a training workshop locally.

Obvious benefits are recycling waste as free soil fertility to club members, promoting low carbon gardening and generating more social interaction among neighbours.

Hot composting clubs are a win-win for community and environment!

Anyone interested in taking this forward, just email me at rf.simpson@talk21.com

 

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About rob simpson

Social entrepreneur developing Community Supported Agriculture Co-operative in west Surrey, UK.
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