Solas Bhride was the venue for a Master Composter Training course hosted by Kildare County Council. The Composting Course is part of a national programme aimed at the prevention of food and garden waste and the promotion of home composting. The STOP Food Waste progamme, which is part of the EPA National Waste Prevention Programme, is run by a collaboratie team with a diverse experience in waste prevention and composting. Nuala Madigan, Irish Peatland Conversation Council’s Environmental Education Officer facilitated the course.
The goal of the course, as well as raising awareness of food generation and prevention of waste, was to give a thorough education about all parts of composting. Part of the course involved a visit to the Home Composting Demonstration site in the grounds of Kildare Housing Association. Participants helped in the setting up of compost holding units and turning systems as well as a wormery.