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July 2007

Today we are open between 2 and 5pm

By Heather 12 years ago

If you are in the Herefordshire area today, please come along for our NGS Open Garden. Adults are £2.50 - children free (entrance fee all goes to the National Garden Scheme charities). We have all sorts going on - including talks, small mammal trapping, pond dipping, a tractor and trailer safari, a meet the pigs moment, and delicious teas and cakes from the tea team. Yum!
Open between 2 and 5pm - whatever the weather!!! (which incidentally seems to be going to be....OK!)
The Wiggly Shop will be open too.

Less Rubbish Collections = Less Waste

By Heather 12 years ago

I am convinced that the easier it is to throw things away - the more we throw away. I reckon if we had a waste collection every 3 days we would find things to throw away every three days! On the other hand I think that if local authorities want to get serious about reducing the amount of waste they deal with, just cut the collections and encourage folk to be accountable for their own waste. There's industrial action in Vancouver and instead of having the usual photos of "Mrs Bouquet" talking about how she has rats and stinking garbage - they have got a real enthusiam for reducing waste and composting
If we look at this problem logically and armed with the appropriate tools (including Bokashi and Worms), not only would less collections mean less expense, but it would also mean less waste, I reckon.
Maybe we need a Wiggly Wigglers pilot scheme?


By Heather 12 years ago

Thanks Glen. Can-o-worms featured in Swindon Advertiser article and also a recent podcast from the Wiggly team.

War on Waste!

By Heather 12 years ago

Betsy Reid has managed to reduce her waste going to landfill to one bag every five weeks. Over the summer holidays my aim is for our home at Lower Blakemere to be producing one bag full of waste every 2 weeks rather than our current level of between 2 and 3 bags a week. Obviously we compost our kitchen waste using our chickens and a Bokashi Bin and Wormery.
But for real inspiration check out this article about Betsy Reid's War on Waste. (She got her worms for the school from Wiggly Wigglers as I recall.)

By the way - anyone know what to do with yogurt pots?