Our Environment, Our Future
Charity no: 1094917 | Company Limited by Guarantee no: 4218686 | Entrust Environmental Body Reg. no: 721501
Dr Frances Alexander
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Mr Stephen Clarke
Mr John Jewell
Dr Elsa Woodward
Ms Lindsay Horler
Mr Anthony Murphy
Mr Richard Hill
Mr Alistair Jack
Working brief for the Environment Centre Gardening Group
Water consumption: re-cycle rainwater, use mulches, add compost, water retention
granules. Water early morning or evening. Careful planting.
Use of peat-containing composts. Mix organic compost into peat-free compost.
Use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Use companion and mixed planting and physical barriers, where possible.
Save and share seeds, divide and share perennial plants.
Buying of new containers.
Re-use plastic containers from food products rather than buying new: as plant pots, labels, seed trays, propagator tops, water saucers. Examples: Soup containers, take away or ready food trays, soft cheese and yoghurt pots.
Compost all kitchen/garden waste (either in own compost heap/bin or use Council Green Bin scheme).
If buying new, buy re-cycled plastic (e.g. water butts, compost bins, watering cans)
Water from kitchen (if vegetarian).
Henri Court, Leader of the Gardening Group