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 firstname.lastname@example.org