Peat-Free Composts: Why And Where

Peat is widely used in potting composts of all kinds and also by commercial nurseries etc that grow and sell plants in pots. But peat is a resource that renews itself very slowly and peat bogs store and sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide. Extracting peat...
Plotting for the Future: Peat Free Compost

Plotting for the Future: Peat Free Compost

Allotment holders and some members of Bisley Climate Action Network (BisCAN) gathering in the sunshine on Saturday 14 August for the annual allotment gathering “Plotting for the Future – the contribution of growing to our sustainable future” at which...

Visit by North Somerset Council Garden Waste Team

BCCS has many visits by researchers, community groups and others, and on Tuesday 27th July the Garden Waste team of North Somerset Council came to us and South Cerney CC as part of their research into community composting schemes, considering the issues and potential...

Visit by permaculture students

On Saturday we were visited again by students on the Stroud Permaculture Course, eager to learn about BCCS as an example of a local community run recycling scheme and a prime example of the circular economy in action.

More sieved compost available for sale

We have been able to empty a compost bin and have another sieving session, so we now have sieved compost for sale again at the usual price of £3 per 30 litre bag, or 4 bags for £10.  Although our sieved compost store is full, we doubt that stocks will last more than 2...

Go Peat-Free! Make your own potting compost mix

Many gardeners are still swayed, by advertising and easy availability, to buy commercial peat-based potting and seed composts. There is no need to do this.  You can buy good commercial peat free composts such as Sylvagrow and Dalefoot, or, even better, you can make...

Sieving the last of our heap

Demand for our sieved compost has been very high recently, so on Tuesday we had another sieving session, only about a month after the last one.   In this session we sieved almost all of our remaining stock of compost, but it means that we’ll continue to have...

ChalCAN benefit from BCCS compost for Grow Your Own Campaign

BCCS supports climate action and in early April Chalford Climate Action Group created 50  container kits with tubers in each to schools and playgroups in Chalford to encourage children to “Grow Their Own”. They wait to see the results!

Site open as normal from 10th April 2021

The site will be open again as normal from Saturday 10th April 2021.  Members can come through the pedestrian gate any day during daylight hours, or can come on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm when the big gate will be open and volunteers will be on site to...