Award ceremony for graduates of the 2019 Master Composter course

Monday, May 13, 2019
dlr County
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An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Ossian Smyth, presented the graduates of the 2019 Master Composter course with their certificates at a ceremony on Saturday 11th May 2019.

Master Composters are community volunteers who promote food and garden waste prevention and encourage people to compost at home. Composting is the natural process of decomposition that turns organic materials like garden waste and vegetable food scraps into a dark, crumbly and earthy smelling material called compost. Compost is rich in nutrients and is great for your garden, shrubs or even indoor potted plants. Composting will help a household save money and do the right thing for our environment.

The comprehensive, hands-on, Master Composter training course ran for seven sessions from April 2nd to May 11th at Sandyford Community Centre and Fernhill Park and Gardens. The free EPA course was proudly supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

As a part of the training, volunteers built a composting site at Fernhill Park and Garden that can be used by the Fernhill Community Garden volunteers and to demonstrate the various methods of composting. Eighteen residents of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown graduated from the course with outreach plans and the necessary tools to spread the knowledge into their communities. 

For more information on composting at home please visit www.stopfoodwaste.ie or contact Environmental Awareness, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council at info@dlrcoco.ie