Kilkenny Community Composting Training Programme spring & 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 or scan this QR code


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



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