Anniesland_RocketAs part of the Glasgow Local Food Network Propagate Spring and Summer programme we are hosting a ‘Meet The Rocket’ event! The purpose of the event is to provide participants with an overview of the operation of a successful closed-loop in-vessel composting project and how this produces a high quality compost from food waste, including meat.

propagate Spring Summer Programme(5)The event will be held from 5.30-8.30pm on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at Glasgow Clyde College Anniesland Campus . The event is free to attend and limited to 24 people and we ask that you reserve a place by emailing neil@dumbartonroad.com or visit the Facebook event page

Participants will hear about the practical operation of the process including a tour of the operational site where they will be able to get hands on with the composting process.

We have been running the food waste project in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College Anniesland Campus and Inspire Catering for over 4.5 years. Food waste is collected from across the campus and mixed with wood waste from the construction department before being processed through a Rocket A900 in-vessel composter where it is processed into immature compost. It is then transferred to an outdoor holding area to mature into usable compost. gardening-331986_640The compost is used by the horticulture department. And so none of the product leaves the campus. To date over 40 tonnes of food waste has been processed.

The Propagate spring and summer programme has been put together by the Glasgow Local Food Network and features 8 events being held across the city from February to June to nurture connections between Glasgow’s community growing and food projects. Meet The Rocket is the 6 event in the series. You can download the flyer here GLFN_Propagate_SpringSummer2015_Programme

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