Camera online

Dudley Council will host an online composting tutorial

GREEN FINGERS Residents of Dudley are once again encouraged to ditch their tools and log on to a virtual composting session.

Following the success of previous Virtual Composting Zoom sessions, Dudley Council is once again hosting a free training session on Thursday October 20 at 6pm.

The free, live online tutorial is run by Garden Organic, the national charity for organic farming.

Participants will learn about the benefits of composting for the garden and the environment, how composting works, how to compost at home, what can go in a home composter and the different types of bins available. They will also review frequently asked questions and resolve common issues.

Participants will be entered into a free raffle for the chance to receive a £100 voucher for Great Green Systems.

People can join with the cameras off or on and the hosts will answer any questions about the composting process.

The session will last for an hour and a half, including a Q&A element.

Anyone wishing to attend can email [email protected] to register and receive the link.

Spaces are limited to 100 and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A confirmation and link will be sent to successful applicants who will need the Zoom app to participate.

Councilor Shaz Saleem, Dudley’s elected cabinet member for the public domain, said: ‘We have been very well received in our previous sessions, with almost 200 people joining us so far to find out more about composting.

“We made the decision to offer it again, during National Recycling Week, which allowed us to reach more of our green-fingered residents.

“Composting is a simple way to help reduce everyone’s carbon footprint, bringing goodness back to the earth while growing delicious fruits, vegetables and beautiful flowers.

“I hope residents sign up for this free online session and get the best tips for getting the most out of their gardens.”