Save our soil – champions needed: apply now!


Somerset needs new champions to help its gardeners and growers save and improve their soil, one garden or allotment at a time. A call is going out to find good composters who can foster this vital skill throughout the county. Free training, helpful support and the chance to be a Compost Champion are on offer from eco-education charity the Carymoor Environmental Trust, backed by Somerset Waste Partnership. Full story: Read more

Bargain compost bin now even better value

330ltr Black Compost Converter in use 2The recycling powerhouse of a garden composting bin has just become an even bigger bargain in Somerset. Prices have been cut for both sizes of Blackwall Compost Converter – the UK’s best selling home compost bin – while special multi-bin deals still offer even better value. The 220 litre black composter is now available for just £17.98, down £2 from £19.98, while the 330 litre black composter is £19.98, a reduction of £3 from £22.98. Full story: Read more

Free training for ‘compost champions’

SWP Compost Champions 02If you know a thing or two about composting, thousands of people in Somerset need your advice, and there is a free course coming up soon to help you share your skills. The training day on Saturday 28 March is part of the Compost Champions scheme, in which a network of volunteers spread their know-how to friends, neighbours and their community. Supported by the Carymoor Environmental Trust eco-education charity, dozens of Compost Champions across Somerset help gardeners make the most of garden waste and certain foods. Full story: Read more