Hackney Permaculture


Free compost in Hackney
September 9, 2009, 7:00 pm
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free compost in hackney marshes

free compost in hackney marshes

Okay, East London Community Recycling Partnership are gods – officially.

A few weeks back I helped Stepping Stones Farm in Stepney pick up a few tonnes of free compost from a depot on the south edge of hackney marshes – they have wood chip too, a LOT of woodchip… and a LOT of compost… did I mention that yet? LOADS OF IT.

The picture above gives you an idea of a small part of the depot which is officially open during the day on week days… but you could easily pop in at other times as much of it is not really fenced off.

Address is Hackney Parks Depot, E5 9PF- you can see it on via the map below – it is just at the top of the car park

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&q=London+E5,+United+Kingdom&ie=UTF8&hl=en&cd=4&geocode=FVDHEgMdTDH__w&split=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&ll=51.552843,-0.024102&spn=0.002585,0.006968&t=h&z=18&iwloc=A

A few days after I went and picked up the compost they called me up and asked me if I could take a few tonnes more… seriously get your arse down there and get growing!

There website mentions nothing about this – go figure – http://www.elcrp-recycling.com/

If you also need leaf mould try here – https://hackneypermaculture.org.uk/2008/09/22/free-compost-from-hackney-downs-park/

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Finishing up the front garden
December 21, 2008, 4:19 pm
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With the concrete cleared from the front of the house, Angela kindly helped me fetch sixteen more bags of free compost from Hackney Downs Park and Liz started to make a lovely path.

Free compost - lovely

Free compost - lovely!

How many bags of compost can we fit in one go?

How many bags can we fit in one go?

A slightly blurry Liz rakes the compost

A slightly blurry Liz rakes the compost

Lets make a path

Lets make a path

Finished but we ran out of bricks

Finished but we ran out of bricks for the path