Volunteers wanted for compost course

Laois County Council is looking for volunteers througout the county to take part in a master composter programme – the only one of its kind in the whole Country during 2015.

Laois County Council is looking for volunteers througout the county to take part in a master composter programme – the only one of its kind in the whole Country during 2015.

The aim of the programme is to develop a base of community volunteers who will promote the prevention of food and garden waste at home as well as encouraging home composting.

The programme is looking for people who have an interest in protecting our environment, who want to make a differnce in their community and who want to meet like minded people and have fun.

Experienced Master Composter, Mike Holden, will be on hand to provide support and encouragement to all participants.

The programme runs for five consecutive Wednesdays commencing on Wednesday 29 April from 7pm to 9pm.

Participants will also help build a master composting demonstration site on Saturday 16 May.

Certificates of participation will be distributed at the grand opening of the compost demonostration site on Friday 29 May.

Places are limited but if you are interested in signing up contact Ann-Marie Kelly Environment Awareness Officer / Tidy Towns Faciliator with Laois County Council by emailing amkelly@laoiscoco.ie or by phoning 057 867 4331 / 087 2492293.