Brighton’s green credentials have received a fresh boost with Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project (MFGWP) becoming the regional training hub and demonstration site for community composting. 

Local award-winning charity MFGWP is one of twelve ‘Hubs’ in a training network across England for the Community Composting for Local Food project. MFGWP won the contract to deliver training, advice, equipment loan and support services to local groups in the area who are growing fresh fruit and vegetables and want to grow more sustainably by developing composting and soil fertility at their own sites.
The scheme was set up by the Community Composting Network with funding from the Big Lottery Local Food programme to become the country’s leading provider of composting support to local groups.
The free training courses and support will run in the following months supported by on-site advice visits and loans of composting machinery and equipment. Follow-up training on and off-site will be offered to complete the training package.
Brighton’s composting ‘hub’ will be based at Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project and will become a focal point for the developing composting community in the local area, which already includes groups such as Whitehawk Community Food Project, Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group and Brighton Community Composting Centre.

The course is on Saturday 10th November, Saturday 17th November and Saturday 24th November 9am-5pm and is free. 

* To apply for a place on the courses or for more information about the courses and support please phone the Community Composting on 0114 258 0483 or email

* For more information about MFGWP please call John Horsfield on 07903 713382 or email