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Lambeth Food Stories 5: MakeSoil – the case for community composting

We were so pleased to host this packed hour, hearing from people from around Lambeth and beyond about the possibilities for community composting. You can watch the hour-long session on our youtube channel here.

There was so much info raised but here are some of the things mentioned:

Patrick Holden mentioned

Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown

Do Grow: start with 10 simple vegetables by (his daughter!) Alice Holden

Growing a Revolution, Bringing Our Soil Back to Life by David Montgomery

Zach Bush is a medical doctor who has made connections between our health and our soils

State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity – an FAO report

Tom Daniells from the Compost Club mentioned

Elaine Ingham and her compost course

The composter that the Compost Club is using can be found here: https://www.joracomposters.com (Tom mentioned that they have a discount code)

Di mentioned the film Need to Grow

Another great film mentioned by a participant is Kiss the Ground

There was some interest in the compost bin design that the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership is using – IEL now has the pdf for this, so please get in touch with us for that information.

Lou (aka Rocky the Pug) from New York City has asked us to lobby to save the NY composting project – please show your support on Insta @saveourcompost or Twitter @saveNYCCompost. Lou also mentioned an Emerging Composter Competition which you can find here – you can vote for ‘Rocky the Pug’ here

and if you’re not yet composting: why not join a MakeSoil.org site? It’s free to sign up.