COMPOST WEEK 2013 – WIN A HOTBIN
Compost – Nature’s Way to Grow!
International Compost Awareness Week this year is between 6th and 12th May 2013. There is a full week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about using organic waste as a resource to produce compost. Check out what the www.gardenorganic.org.uk Master Composters are up to near you. Composting creates that black matter which makes your garden greener and the HOTBIN team is passionate about the stuff!
The aim of this week is to encourage gardeners to improve their garden with rich, nutritious compost. Raising awareness for composting has never been more important than it is now with soil degradation increasingly becoming a worldwide problem. However you can be part of the solution to turn this trend around by simply composting! Composting will give you that good feeling that you are doing a small part for the environment – Saving landfill space and creating only CO2 instead of the more harmful methane. Composting not only reduces the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of, but also converts it into a useful product for your garden – Wow a big double whammy!
One HOTBIN user described his experience of HOTBIN composting as “quickly converting waste into good stuff for the garden whilst taking me a step further towards the good life.” Making and using compost is described as the cornerstone of organic gardening so if you want to ‘Grow Your Own’, there’s no better place to start!
Using compost is the easiest way to make your garden grow more beautiful! Compost on your flowerbeds greatly improves soil quality by helping it retain moisture and improving tilth. It also reduces the need to use chemical fertilizers as it holds onto plant nutrients and releases them slowly to the plant roots. Compost is a complete and natural way to improve your soil.
The HOTBIN was specifically designed to help maximize what nature does naturally by bringing together the right conditions to make HOT composting easy. It works as you can actively achieve temperatures between 40 -60C. The higher temperatures along with the effective aeration allow the HOTBIN to effortlessly reduce and recycle a wide variety of food and garden waste into great compost all year round.
Why is HOTBIN composting different?
Well most importantly the HOTBIN is insulated and controls airflow so it can compost fast which means you can add ALL food waste. And by this we mean; left over meals, plate scrapings, meat, fish, small bones and things like pasta, mouldy bread and cakes.
This is a huge benefit as 65% of food waste items are traditionally NOT added to a cold composting bin. Using a HOTBIN increases significantly your diversion of food waste from landfill. But be advised you do need a special food waste compost bin like the HOTBIN to handle all food waste.
So what are you waiting for… home composting benefits your garden and your environment and it’s easy!