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Life inside your compost heap


This year we are running two competitions to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

Holding wormsA compost heap isn't just a heap of dead stuff; it is a hotbed of biological activity.  One gram of compost can be home to literally millions of microscopic creatures.  At Garden Organic we love to dig around in our compost bins and see what we can find so we thought this year we would ask you to.  We're looking for photos of your compost heaps and the life you have found within them.

You can enter by sending your photos by using any of the methods below:

Email: Send jpeg images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post: Send images no smaller than A5 in size to:

Composting Competition

Garden Organic Master Composters

Ryton Organic Gardens

Wolston Lane


Please note that entries sent by post cannot be returned.

If one competition just isn't enough and you would like to get your creative juices flowing then why not enter our poster competition.  We're asking schools and individuals to create a poster to promote the benefits of composting to the enviornment.  Why is composting so great?!

Entries will be judged in 4 categories: 4-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-17 years with a certificate also being awarded to the school submitting the most and best entries.

More information for both competitions can also be found at www.carryoncomposting.com


Thanks and good luck!