Reducing Waste and Building Community
Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) is delivering a Community Composting Project enabling Lambeth estate residents to divert their food waste from landfills. Residents will turn everyday food waste into free compost while at the same time cutting carbon emissions! Residents can use the compost produced to enrich the soil of their estate community gardens, grow food in patio containers, or even to top up the soil of their indoor potted plants.
What’s the plan?
Over the next two years (June 2022 to June 2024), IEL will be working with residents from 25 housing estates in Lambeth providing information, skills workshops, resources and the community support needed to sustain community composting sites.
We will be working closely with each estate to ensure the community composting sites are tailored to their estate. IEL will provide all materials and support to build the compost bins. We will also:
- Hold consultation meetings (dates to be confirmed with each Estate)
- Organise community building training (dates to be agreed during consultations)
- Deliver how-to-build and how-to-compost workshops
- Provide caddies and composting tools
- Hold quarterly gatherings (dates to be agreed with the group)
Are you in?
If you are interested in having a community compost site on your estate, please fill out this form! We will arrange a site visit to discuss what a composting project might look like for you and your estate and we will support you in getting started. Everyone is welcome and no previous skills are required!
If you have any questions or would like to know more, you can email Megan & Orsetta: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo of Orsetta (yellow T-shirt) and Megan (blue T-shirt)
We are actively looking for estates who would like to have community composting sites. We will be listing each estate participating in the project here along with details about their composting site and their composting journey.