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Ways to sieve

Having created beautiful compost you often need to sieve it to get rid of the stones, rubbish, roots and uncomposted bits and pieces. This video just popped up in my YouTube feed and shows a number of ways to use a screen for sieving, and not just for compost.

Community Composting

Many people do not have much space for composting and although there are many compact, low space methods of composting it is often more effective to compost on a slightly larger scale. Huge scale composting like some local councils do requires collection and transport of compostable materials whereas local community composting doesn’t. Sharewaste is a […]

Composting in schools

Leeds Rotters were at a recent event about food waste and schools run by LESSN (Leeds Edible Schools Sustainability Network) on 18 October at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, entitled “The Pumpkin Rescue Training – Food Waste, Composting & Climate Change”. At that event we gave a presentation on why schools should be composting and how […]

Wheelie Bin Workshop 2

Friday morning was wet at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm but that didn’t put us off! We had some great guests in the workshop where we demonstrated how to convert a wheelie bin into a compost bin and then we converted another one for our guests to re-home. We also discussed the issues of food waste, […]

Pumpkin Wheelie Workshops

Leeds Rotters and Feed Leeds are hosting two Post-Halloween workshops about climate change, food waste and composting as part of the UK-wide Pumpkin Rescue campaign. Workshop 1Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugar Well Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QG1st November: 10 am – 1 pm • Climate and food waste (especially pumpkins) • How to make a […]

Sustainable Food Cities – Leeds

An important message from Sonja Woodcock of Leeds Food Partnership: I’m thrilled to announce that Leeds has been awarded the Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award! It is a tremendous achievement that demonstrates that a joined-up, strategic approach is being taken to make Leeds’ food system more sustainable.  Leeds Rotters was highlighted during the presentation as […]

Wheelie Hotbin

At the Wheelie Compost Bin workshop last Saturday we attempted to make a hot compost bin out of a wheelie bin and insulation boards that are used to insulate houses. First, a few ventilation / drainage holes were drilled near the bottom of the bin. Because a wheelie bin is not a simple shape it […]

Wheelie good compost bins workshop

It was a wet and windy Saturday afternoon when we gathered under a marquee for a workshop on converting wheelie bins into compost bins. We built around 10 compost bins of varying design based on the design shared on the Instructables website plus we built one hotbin by fastening insulation boards around the outside. The […]