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Compostable coffee cups

It is now possible to use coffee cups which go into the compost bin! The problem? Conventional takeaway packaging uses a mix of materials (plastic, card, films, metals). For example, conventional coffee cups are made of card lined with plastic. Separately, plastic and card are easy to recycle. But combined, the card contaminates the plastics … Continue reading »

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Composting and leaves

Learn how to use fallen leaves to enrich your garden:-

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Grow your own mycorrhizal fungi!!

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GetGrowing Gets Going in the UK

This May the very first GetGrowing course was run in the UK. For those not aware this is a hugely successful short course to teach complete novices how to start growing some of their own food, something that Amma’s is urging us to do and is one of the six InDeed pledges. The course has … Continue reading »

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The £5 wormery

Hint: the parts came from IKEA…

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Composting and methane uptake

EU researchers have found that adding compost to agricultural land increases the methane taken up by the soil. Science for Environment Policy

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“Sow, Grow, Repeat”

Guardian podcast on composting Presented by Alys Fowler and Jane Perrone with Jeff Lowenfels, Emma Cooper and produced by Alice Williams

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EM (Effective Micro Organisms): guidelines for use

Guidelines for practical use of Bokashi from Kuleen Agro Services in Trivandrum (Kerala) Continue reading »

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Composting: questions and answers

A collection of questions asked about composting from the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. Continue reading »

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Composting Amma’s way

Integrated waste management at AIMS hospital, Cochin, Kerala:- Video This film shows how waste from the AIMS hospital (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences)  is being dealt with; and how all the food waste is turned into rich compost.  Something to think about when you are turning the heap!

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