FREE WireBin Composter Workshop AUGUST 6th

Wire Bin Composter Workshop (FREE)

Looking for a simple and low-tech solution for your composting needs? Want to learn how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into soil for your garden using minimal materials and effort? Join us at the Compost Education Centre on Tuesday August 6th, at 5 pm for a hands-on presentation on Wire Bin Composters. Learn how to build your own composter, keep your bin safe from unwanted critters (including some bear-resistance tricks), and get the most production out of your home-scale system.

The Compost Education Centre is located behind the Community Resource Centre at 4752 Joyce Ave, Powell River. Workshop runs from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

Local host, Ionatan Waisgluss, holds has a wealth of knowledge on backyard composting and all the micro organisms that make it possible. Come with your compost questions or concerns!

*Complete compost kit available for purchase from host .  Cash only.*

Can Garbage Be Green?

Originally published in the Powell River Peak

Think about the amount of waste and garbage each house on your block creates each week, it’s a lot.  What’s that saying? Out of sight, out of mind.  We all realize the garbage bags we place at the foot of our driveway each week don’t magically disappear.  In fact, that is only the beginning.  Once our waste leaves our hands it falls upon the environment to deal with what we have created.  This happens in a myriad of ways, the most common being landfills and combustion facilities.  Although these sites are heavily monitored and specifically design to handle waste they still have negative effects on the environment.  If we look at decomposition, it is estimated that it takes plastic 500 years and cigarette butts 50 years to decompose.  Some of the garbage that we create will long out live us.

Have you ever looked closely at what you consume?  Are you left with any garbage at the end of your day?  Do you have food wastes? Is that container reusable, recyclable or biodegradable?  Can you eliminate packaging by choosing a different product or by buying in bulk?  When you start to ask these questions your garbage will begin to turn green.  » Read more