Compost Works are having an open day, 2-5.30pm March 19th, 8 The Drive, Fetcham, KT22 9EN.
Learn all about composting, making bins, what works etc. They are also giving advice on growing a wide variety of fruit, and how to preserve it.
Compost Works volunteers will be on hand to explain how to get started, advise on the compost container best for you, answer your compost queries, and demonstrate ways of speeding up your compost using a mower and a shredder. And with our shredder, which you can borrow, you can see how to dramatically reduce the bulk of your woody prunings, and provide an ideal mix in the compost heap with your kitchen waste and grass cuttings.
We have working examples of all sorts of compost containers, including numerous low cost DIY examples, and how to make them. If you want to get even quicker and better compost, we can show you an insulated pallet composter, made from free materials. Also a home made wormery.
Find out how you could eat your own fruit all the year round, helped of course by lots of good compost!
See how to grow soft fruit – Rhubarb, gooseberries, blackcurrants, boysenberries, jostaberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries, as well as fruit trees – apples, quince, damsons.
And most importantly, how to preserve the fruit by bottling, freezing, storing properly, making jams and chutney. All these methods will be on show.
You can also find out how easy it is to propagate so you never need to buy new plants.
For more information visit www.compostworks.org.uk/news.htm