Event facts

  • Location: Thoday Building Room G23
  • Time: Tuesday 28 January 2020, 18:30
  • Presenter: Treborth Botanic Garden
  • Contact: Treborth Botanic Garden

January 2020


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Let's Talk Compost! Exploring sustainable growing media and peat reduction

Treborth Botanic Garden - Growing the Future

Let's Talk Compost! 

Exploring sustainable growing media and peat reduction with Melcourt Technical Director Catherine Dawson. 


Where has the UK growing media industry got to with peat reduction? Information about industry-wide, Defra-supported Responsible Sourcing of Growing Media Scheme which is soon-to-launch. Melcourt will be used as an example to illustrate how peat-free growing is perfectly feasible across a wide range of growing applications together with information about how the uniformity that is so essential for the professional grower market is achieved.

Catherine will be bringing samples of Melcourt products so the audience can see and feel the products and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussions.

Thoday Building Room G23 6.30pm 

This talk is free to attend but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Please email treborth@bangor.ac.uk to book a place. 

Talk delivered as part of the Growing the Future project at Treborth Botanic Garden.This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.