September 11, 2008

Take Your Rubbish to Festival’s Compost Doctor

A Compost doctor will give people advice on recycling at a special environment day.

The event, at Middleton Road, Stoney Wood, Wirksworth on Saturday will urge everyone to recycle and re-use items.

Children in local schools have been asked to bring used packets and cans which they will use in junk modelling and everyone is invited to bring a bag of obscure ingredients that they think they cannot put in their compost bin.

A compost doctor will be on hand to help. Organisers hope to fill a community compost bin.

The day's activities will also include music, games, storytelling and a children's challenge to find live bugs in the compost, plus a family trail and a chance to learn about environmental art.

Derbyshire Climate Change Unit will be helping families work out their carbon footprints and everyone will be able to make their own climate change pledge.

The event is part of the Wirksworth Festival from 11.00am to 4.00pm

There will also be the first of what is planned to be a regular farmers' market, with up to 30 stalls offering a variety of fresh, local produce from 9am in the Memorial Hall.

Mike Ratcliffe, of Wirksworth sustainability group, said: "We are looking forward to a great day. "

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