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Using coffee grounds in the garden!

Did you know that coffee is good for the garden? Adding coffee grounds as a mulch or by composting is a great way to make use of something that would otherwise take up space in a landfill. Caffeine in soil is thought to be an effective pest controller, some claim that coffee grounds can be used to keep slugs, snails and other creatures away. The benefits don’t stop there, coffee grounds can also be used as worm food and some research suggests that caffeine acts as a great natural fertiliser. At Lifeskills, we’ve recently started recycling our coffee pods from head office. Participants use coffee grounds in the garden, and the emptied pods can be used for craft activities.
The gardening activity is just one of the many options for Lifeskills Participants, so get in touch to find out what else is on offer!

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