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After the over-indulgence that often happens over Christmas, it’s good to move into the new year with thoughts of recycling and cutting down on our waste production.  

With the Bokashi Bucket, every time you have scraps to throw, be it meat, fish or vegetable, just open the lid and drop them in the Bokashi Bucket along with a ‘sprinkling’ of the Bokashi Bran and re-seal the lid.  …And by using the Effective Micro-organisms in the bran there will be no smells to worry about!

When the bucket is full, leave for two weeks with the lid sealed and then either dig the resultant Bokashi into the garden or add to your compost heap. As the Bokashi is ‘composting’ in the Bokashi bucket, a nutrient rich liquor is produced and this can be collected every couple of days using the tap on the bucket.  Dilute the liquor with water at 1:100 and use as plant feed throughout the home and garden.

We recommend the purchase of two Bokashi buckets, so that when one is full and ‘composting’, you have a spare to start filling – there is a considerable saving if you purchase two buckets at the same time.

For all your recycling needs visit www.recycleworks.co.uk.

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If you are involved with a community group that’s looking for ways to  fund improvements to green, open spaces and to enhance people’s quality of life you may be interested in the Community Spaces Scheme.

Funded by the National Lottery, Community Spaces is a £57.5 million open grants programme that is managed by Groundwork UK’s Open Grants Department.  Grants start at £10,000 and go up to £49,999.  But be aware – the scheme closes on 7th January 2011 at 12 noon so if you think you are eligible get started on your application as soon as you can. 

Information about the scheme and who can apply can be found here.  Previously funded projects include wildlife community gardens, sensory gardens, community allotment schemes, park improvements and pathways projects.

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This is a great idea from Friends of the Earth.  It gives seedlings a great head start and is a handy way to recycle plastic bottles too! 

All you need to do is cut empty plastic bottles in half and place them over seedlings to give them their own individual greenhouse.  Very young plants will benefit from the warm micro-climate underneath the plastic, which also protects them from hungry slugs and snails.

If you would like to be a little greener why not subscribe to receive Friends of the Earths free Tip of the Day by email.  All the details can be found here.

For all your gardening needs this spring visit www.recycleworks.co.uk.

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After the over-indulgence that often happens over Christmas, it’s good to move into the new year with thoughts of recycling and cutting down on our waste production.  

With the Bokashi Bucket, every time you have scraps to throw, be it meat, fish or vegetable, just open the lid and drop them in the Bokashi Bucket along with a ‘sprinkling’ of the Bokashi Bran and re-seal the lid.  …And by using the Effective Micro-organisms in the bran there will be no smells to worry about!

When the bucket is full, leave for two weeks with the lid sealed and then either dig the resultant Bokashi into the garden or add to your compost heap. As the Bokashi is ‘composting’ in the Bokashi bucket, a nutrient rich liquor is produced and this can be collected every couple of days using the tap on the bucket.  Dilute the liquor with water at 1:100 and use as plant feed throughout the home and garden.

We recommend the purchase of two Bokashi buckets, so that when one is full and ‘composting’, you have a spare to start filling – there is a considerable saving if you purchase two buckets at the same time.

For all your recycling needs visit www.recycleworks.co.uk.

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