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Welcome to the Spring/Summer issue of Composting Chronicle.
 
Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it's time for a spring clean. This season's edition includes stories about harvesting your compost, tips on creating the perfect wormery and an update on a compostable wedding. 

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Win with your wormery
 
Wormeries are great for quickly converting unused kitchen waste into super-rich, organic compost and liquid plant feed, but getting the environment spot on can be tricky. Here, Master Composter, Helen Burgess, shares her experiences to creating the perfect wormery.


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Peat-free growing
 
We know that sourcing peat for use in growing mediums (such as bagged composts) is environmentally unsustainable, but what are the alternatives? Garden Organic take a look at the harmful effects of using peat compost and suggest environmentally friendly options for peat free growing.


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It's a nice day for a compostable wedding
 
Last year, we bought you the story of Leicestershire Master Composter, Kym Barratt, who did away with traditional wedding decorations and tableware in order to make her big day as compostable as possible. Catch up on how things are looking 20 months on.

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Welcome to Compost Corner
 
Stevens Street Allotments in Market Harborough is putting its excess organic waste to good use with the creation of its very own Compost Corner – an area specifically set aside to help turn leftover rubbish into usable, compostable material.


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New site holds compost demonstrations
 
Stokes Wood Allotments has a new compost demonstration site, thanks to Master Composter Rod Weston. The new site will house a variety of compost bins as well as a selection of wormeries, due to be unveiled on Sunday 5 May.


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Don't forget to harvest your compost
 
If you didn't get around to harvesting your compost in the autumn, then now is a good time to spring clean your bins and bays. Here's how one of our Leicestershire Master Composters tackles his.


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