Grow your own in Lochaber

We will be running growing and composting workshops, and offer home composting starter kits FREE to households wanting to compost their kitchen and garden waste. You can also order organically grown fresh produce from Food Lochaber crofters and small growers group.

For info on the FREE growing and composting workshops being offered later this year have a look at the Events Page.

The compost kit includes all the information you need to get started, all we ask in return is that you monitor your food waste for two weeks and return the results to us. The scheme is part of our project “Low Carbon Lochaber” funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. We are encouraging home composting as it helps reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and methane release into the atmosphere, when food waste is diverted from landfill. Composting also helps you, as you get less waste in your green bin and your own free compost for growing!

Each kit contains:

1 x 330 litre EcoMax compost bin

1x 3 litre food waste caddy

1 x How to Compost Guide

1 x 14 day Monitoring Sheet

Our compost starter kits are available for collection in Fort William. If you would like to sign up for a compost kit get in touch with Lochaber Environmental Group on 01397 700090 or


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