Wednesday, 26 October 2011

EC ALL Ltd will participate in the Annual Conference of Organics Recycling Association of Ohio

The Annual Conference of the ORAO - Organics Recycling Association of Ohio will take place on Friday Nov 4:th at Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio. EC ALL Ltd will be there - Welcome to join!

Read more about this event at

EC ALL Ltd is participating in Ohio Food Scraps Recovery Initiative Stakeholders Summit

EC ALL Ltd are participating in Ohio Food Scraps Recovery Initiative Stakeholders Summit on November 3, 2011,  in Columbus, hosted by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. For information send request to"

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Two more schools in Devon are now composting on site with Big Hanna Composter

During this summer another two schools in Devon got their Big Hanna Composters installed, Ladysmith Infants School and Whipton Barton Junior School.

At Ladysmith Infants school there are 350 children, but they also cook for 100 nursery children and 340 pupils at the Ladysmith Junior school which is why the amount of compostable waste is significantly higher than expected for a school of this size. They now have a model T75 installed to compost approximately 260 kgs food waste per week. Ladysmith Infant School and Nursery is awarded silver in the 'Food for Life Partnership' for its healthy food so we expect the compost to be of excellent quality! 
At Ladysmith Infant school they have flowerbeds where they are  growing flowers and vegetables and strawberries. At a visit to Ladysmith by Susteco's Cecilia Ek on the 12th of October noticed that the strawberries were ready to be picked and eaten! This is the second harvest for Ladysmith this year. It is very unusual and due to the nice warm weather in Devon this autumn. 

At Whipton Barton Junior School there are 250 children but they also cook for Whipton Barton Infants, The Topsham School and Montgomery Primary school, which explains why they also produce more than the expected amount of food waste for a school of this size. 

The operator of the Big Hanna, Kevin Waite, kept feeding grass cuttings and soft leaves into the composter during the summer break to start up the biological process. Now when the term has started again all food waste is put into the Big Hanna. Picture below shows Big Hanna Composter in a cage!

Read the article - 'Big Hanna' boost for school compost team
Link to Ladysmith Infant School

We recommend this book- How to Make and Use COMPOST the Ulitimate Guide

We warmly recommend this book - How to Make and Use COMPOST the Ulitimate Guide by Nick Scott and here's why:

'Composting is easy, fun, saves you money and helps you to grow lovely plants. Whether you live in a flat with a balcony or have a family and garden that generate large amounts of food and green waste, this book shows you how to compost everything that can be composted – at home, work or school, and in spaces big or small. It covers:

•    creating the right mix for successful garden compost
•    how to compost your food waste safely
•    the full range of composting systems, from plastic ‘daleks’ to large-scale units, including prices and suppliers
•    composting with a wormery
•    making liquid feeds and your own seed and potting compost
•    composting in schools, with advice on getting a school scheme started.

How to Make and Use Compost features a comprehensive A–Z guide, which includes what you can and can’t compost, concepts and techniques, and common problems and solutions.'

We recommend this book! Grow the tastiest and most nutritious food - Nature's way.

We warmly recommend this book produced by Ronald Gilchrist, Alfred Grand and Marion Joss. Here's why:
The way our food is currently produced is heavily dependent on fossil fuels and their derivative chemicals. As the cost of oil increases, the cost of our food will continue to spiral.

“A Farm for the Future”, Rebecca Hosking’s revealing BBC documentary [available on YouTube], highlighted how serious this is for our future. We have to find a more sustainable way to produce our food.

This book describes just such a way – the Green-way. By learning from Nature and developing permaculture principles, with the minimum of materials, anyone – anywhere – can build a Grow Your Own (GYO) garden and grow food.

Currently in our global village there are over 94 million people in food poverty – their community may have food but they cannot afford to buy enough to feed their families.

This book details your steps to . . .
  • design and build your own garden
  • maximise your soil fertility
  • grow gardens full of delicious and nutritious herbs, salads, fruits and vegetables
  • save money and eat healthy food
  • create a sustainable community garden

This Hands-on Guide will allow you to recycle your kitchen scraps and garden waste into top quality FOOD - lots of it - without using chemicals. Regardless of skills, abilities and how much space you have - anyone can do it – the Green-way.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Small Hanna model on the first visit to Spain!

Our distributor in Spain, Todoverde, sent us this picture from the exhibition Salón BioAtlantic that they just attended!