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What is Replenish?

The Replenish scheme helps reduce the amount of organic waste which lands in the bins by giving Oxfordshire residents skills related to home composting and reducing food waste.

30% of what ends up in our waste bins is organic. This is bad for the planet, and costs the councils and residents money. We can put our food and garden so-called ‘waste’ to much better use!

Our volunteers are members of a wide network of people passionate about the environment, and knowledgeable about issues related to food waste and composting – from cutting down food waste and cooking with surplus food to making and using home-made compost in your garden.

Replenish volunteers can:

  • hold a stall at your event, sharing tips on how to reduce food waste and how to create compost from your food scraps and garden waste
  • help your organisation, school or business develop its own plan for reducing and composting food waste
  • run a skills-based workshop, teaching practical skills such as cooking with surplus food, making your own wormery, using a bokashi bin, and more
  • give a talk, presentation or Q&A session for your group

If you’d like to book a volunteer for your event, click here, or to find out more, email the Project Officer.

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Volunteer with Replenish!

Let’s feed the planet, not the bins! Get trained on home composting, reducing food waste, sourcing and cooking with food surplus – and then share your skills with your community.

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This project is funded by the Oxfordshire County Council and delivered in partnership with Good Food Oxford and Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT). We also collaborate with many other local partners who work on food and growing projects.