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2014
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Compost giveaway on 13 April

Hackney Council is encouraging people to get out and start sowing by giving away free compost. 

Fifteen tonnes of compost will be available on Sunday 13 April at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 11am-3pm. People just need to bring their own containers to take it home in.

The compost is made at the London Waste eco-park from food and garden waste collected in Hackney and other north London boroughs.

Budding gardeners will be able to get answers to any composting questions and there will be activities for kids thanks to ecoACTIVE, the environmental education charity.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods
With the weather starting to get warmer, it’s a great time to start growing your own vegetables. If you don’t have a garden you can grow things like tomatoes, beans, salads and even potatoes in pots on balconies. Our free compost will help give your plants the perfect start.
Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods

The entrance to Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is by the Dalston Peace Mural, 8 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF. Car pick up and drop off is through Hartwell Street and parking is available on Beechwood Road.