Vert le Jardin

Solution: Community composting.   Owner: Vert le Jardin.   Strategy: Reuse.

Wooden compost crate containing vegetable waste

Description

Vert le Jardin provide community gardens and composting sites. They also offer food waste prevention and recovery training.

Location

Brittany

Scale

  • Over 400 shared gardens
  • Over 500 shared compost sites
  • Approximately 20,000 residents engaged

Potential circular economy impact

Composting turns organic waste into useful materials. It can also lower greenhouse gas emissions and divert waste from landfill or incineration. The compost created benefits local soil.

There are also economic benefits for farmers, who can save money on fertilisers and transportation by using local compost. Moreover, the fields that us the compost have had higher yields than those that don’t. 

What’s involved?

People: Residents; community groups; volunteers

Resources: Land

Technology: Farming, gardening and composting equipment

Implementation: Composting and farming training; setting up composting sites; demonstrations

More information

Vert le Jardin website