Installation of a Ridan Composter

On the 18th July Windmill Community Gardens in Margate, saw the successful installation of the innovative Ridan Composter onto its Community Gardens site along Dane Valley Road.

The composter is a collaboration project with the new sustainable Angela’s Restaurant in Margate Old Town– due to open in August 2017. The ingenious composter is designed to turn the restaurants raw, cooked and organic food matter into useful compost. Therefore closing the loop, and reducing the amount of the restaurant’s waste going to landfill.

The compost produced will be used in raising plants for sale to the public at our plant nursery on site. Offering chemical free plants, attractive to wildlife and gardeners alike including herbs, vegetables, native hedgerow and ornamental plants including nectar rich herbaceous perennials beneficial to pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies and moths.

Windmill Community Gardens is a community food growing and environmental project based in Margate, they are a service wing of the Millmead Children’s Centre Partnership Ltd. We pride ourselves in growing produce for sale at our weekly Tuesday Market Stall open from 12-4pm and vegetable box scheme. The composter closes the loop in the food cycle and will help to achieve a low carbon footprint for both the Community Gardens and Angela’s Restaurant.

Come along and explore our gardens and plant nursery.


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