Kilkenny Community Composting Training Programme & Summer 2023

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership in conjunction with Southeast Energy Agency invite interested
community groups to join an action-packed training programme to teach people how to
reduce food waste and compost within your community.

Training consists of 1 evening in-person, 3 evening online sessions and 1 half-day hands-on
workshop (weekend) to learn how to prevent food waste and compost both garden and food
waste using a variety of composting systems.

The training is offered free of charge. Volunteers are expected to attend all training sessions
to avail of the funding and technical assistance being offered by Kilkenny County Council to
develop Tidy Town and community composting projects once the training has been
completed. This is a unique opportunity for any community group within County Kilkenny to:

• Make a difference in your community
• Protect our environment
• Meet like-minded people
• Save money and have fun

Booking is essential! Spaces are limited to 3-6 volunteers per community for 15 communities
in total within County Kilkenny only. Acceptance to the programme is based on a first-come,
first-served basis (5 communities per training session). See details of dates and times:

Thursday May 18th & 25th, June 1st & 8th – 7pm to 9:30pm
Saturday June 3rd -1pm to 5pm

Wednesday May 31st, June 7th, 14th & 21st – 7pm to 9:30pm
Saturday June 17th – 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th – 7pm to 9:30pm
Saturday June 24th – 1pm to 5pm

Please register your community before May 12, 2023 at

For further information see please contact: or phone Fergus
on 0868528884

This Community Food waste Project is a cooperation project under the EU LEADER
Programme between Kilkenny and Slovenia Local Action Groups.