Become a Master Composter at Swaffham training weekend

The Green Britain Centre (formly known as the Eco-Tech centre) featuring the UK's only windturbine with viewing platform. ENGANL00120130324123511
The Green Britain Centre (formly known as the Eco-Tech centre) featuring the UK's only windturbine with viewing platform. ENGANL00120130324123511

People in the Swaffham area are being encouraged to become Master Composters during a training programme to be held in the town next weekend.

A free volunteer training programme is being hosted by the town’s Green Britain Centre next Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17.

And organisers hope the course will inspire people from across the area to take up the activity.

David Hawkyard, the scheme’s co-ordinator at Norfolk County Council, said: “Becoming a Master Composter volunteer is a great way of helping more householders turn their green kitchen waste into a new, free product which helps their gardens grow.

“It’s also a fantastic way of meeting new people, learning valuable skills, and benefiting from being part of the Master Composters scheme.

“We’re the largest in England and a nationally-recognised and award-winning team.”

During the course, participants will learn about different forms of composting, visit a commercial composting site and discuss ways to encourage others to take up the practice.

After that, volunteers need to spend 30 hours over the next year promoting home composting in their communities.

For more information, or to sign up to the training programme, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/composting.