International Compost awareness week 2020

May 3, 2020

International compost awareness week runs from 3rd to 9th May.

This year the focus is upon the benefits compost has on our soil. We’ve put together an introduction to composting video to help you get started with composting in your garden.

If your kids are interested, this video from Garden Organic is a great introduction:

If already own a compost bin but have ‘lapsed’ and no longer use it regularly now is a good time to get it up and running again. This excellent series of videos on how to harvest your compost and re-set your bin might be of interest too:

Part 1a – Introduction
Part 4 – Bagging / mulching the rough stuff (middle third)
Part 5 – Getting the good stuff (bottom third)

We’ve also created a quiz to test your composting knowledge. If you find it tricky, and even if you don’t, you might find some of the links and resources below useful.

Take the quiz

How to build a compost bin

What to compost

How to use compost


Why is soil health so important?

Soil health is the theme of this years ICAW, so it’s a good idea to brush up on your knowledge of why soils are so important.