Association GERES

Promotion of individual composting in France

Technical sheet

technical sheet


Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region

Dates: 2004-2012

Technical partners: Accueil et Rencontres, Jardins de l’Espérance, Croq’Jardin, Jardilien, CPIE, Comm'un Jardin de Mey, Jardins du Vieux Moulin, Naturoscope 


Financial partners: Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME PACA), Department Council of Bouches du Rhône, Pays d’Aix Urban Authority, Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile Urban Authority, City of Arles, City of Salon-de-Provence, 6th-8th district of Marseille
Beneficiaries :
  • individuals, both children and adults, who will take up composting at home
  • local authorities, who have responsibility for recycling household waste

Project description

Project description


The "Compostage au jardin" network, comprising 8 associations, is continuing its efforts to disseminate good domestic composting practice through free events for the public in community gardens, monthly workshops, giving talks to primary and secondary schools and running stands at fairs and exhibitions. At the same time, network members help in setting up micro-collective composting operations at neighbourhood, block of flats and school level.


In 2011, the objective is to develop new ways of intervention :

  • promote composting workshops between neighbours
  • develop animations in garden centres
  • support micro-collective composting projects
  • develop the network 

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