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YOU can now sow the seeds for a healthy and green future Budding gardeners got a head start by collecting free tomato and mint seeds at an event to mark Compost Awareness Week. North Herts District Council (NHDC) in partnership with Recycle Now held a ro

YOU can now sow the seeds for a healthy and green future

Budding gardeners got a head start by collecting free tomato and mint seeds at an event to mark Compost Awareness Week.

North Herts District Council (NHDC) in partnership with Recycle Now held a roadshow at Royston Market yesterday (Wednesday).

Information was given on composting and how to grow some simple produce, even in very small gardens.


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Cllr Lynda Needham, portfolio holder for waste and recycling, said: "Compost Awareness Week is a great time for people to find out more about being a greener gardener and to learn how to put their compost to good use by using it when growing their own fruit and vegetables.

"With home-grown produce, we can all save a bit of cash and eat nutritious fresh food. The key is to pick something easy to start with like tomatoes or herbs and, even if you only have a windowsill, you can still have a go."

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Composting is good for the environment as it reduces the amount of harmful methane gas that is released into the atmosphere. It also produces a free fertiliser that improves soil.

In partnership with Recycle Now, NHDC is currently offering reduced price home compost bins from �18 each, including delivery. For more details contact NHDC on service@north-herts.gov.uk or call 01462 474000. You can also look on the websites www.compostawarenessweek.org.uk or www.recyclenow.com/compost

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