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Compost Awareness Week – Four Great Things to be Aware of

During this Compost Awareness Week, there are four great things that we should be aware of with composting our food waste. If food waste is well aerated during composting, odour is eliminated within two weeks, and the moisture content reduced … Continue reading

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Small Insulated Bin Composter as a Teaching/Learning Tool

If you are developing a composting program in your community, you may have the following questions: How do I develop and prove a composting recipe that without a lot of cost or effort? How do I take these principles that … Continue reading

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Composting and Soil Management in a Regenerative Economy

Recycling organic waste to improve our soils is an integral part of a circular economy, and can even be described as contributing to a regenerative and restorative economy (Webster 2015). In 2015, we celebrated the International Year of Soils. We … Continue reading

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Can We Compost Invasive Weeds?

Should we bring our invasive (or noxious) weeds to our local compost facility? What does the science and current regulations tell us about whether noxious weeds can be composted? Many have asked this question in the last few years as … Continue reading

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Town of Ladysmith Manages Their Biosolids Sustainably!

Its encouraging to see how our communities work to improve the soils in their community by composting and recycling biosolids using creative locally designed solutions! The Town of Ladysmith, located on Vancouver Island has been composting their biosolids and reusing … Continue reading

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Diverting organic waste for the benefit of our soils – 9 years of teaching

I love how our communities are integrating the importance of diverting organic waste, and recycling it into compost that improves our soil and our food sustainability! One of my privileges¬†with the Compost Facility Operators Course, is to assist our communities … Continue reading

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