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Variation in frequency of CQA-tested municipal solid waste compost can
alter metabolites in vegetables
Lord Abbey, Raphael Ofoe,
Lokanadha Rao Gunupuru,
Grow-Cook-Share & Relish Newsletter
English Vol. 5
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Grow Your Veggie Garden Guide
Valuable Resource Materials
Here’s just a few of the many great information documents to help move your organics recycling and compost programs ahead. Need something else? Touch base with us. Our Council has been helping to build the organics recycling infrastructure across Canada for nearly 30 years (and unfortunately, it is still not done) … our archives are rich in information and inspiration.
Technical Document on Municipal Solid Waste Organics Processing
Biodegradable material such as food waste constitutes approximately 40% of the residential waste stream in Canada, therefore diversion of organic materials is essential to reach high diversion targets. The environmental benefits of diverting organic materials from landfill include reduced methane emissions (a potent greenhouse gas), and decreased leachate quantities from landfills. From a life-cycle perspective, other benefits, such as the production of valuable compost and renewable energy, can also be derived from the diversion of organic materials from disposal depending on the processing method selected.
Alberta Compost Facility Operator Study-Guide
Best Practices For Operating An Aerated Windrow Composting Facility
This document provides the operational procedures for processing up to 2,500 tonnes per year of source-separated-organic (SSO) waste and amendment. This is equivalent to the organic waste produced from a population base of about 5,000 persons.
The Grow Your Veggie Garden WORKBOOK
This veggie gardening “how to” workbook has been a labour of love, written and illustrated with the passionate belief in the power of veggie gardening to provide solutions to many issues of our time.
Keep Butterflies Happy: Plant Them an Oasis!
Yes, you can help save the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), the black-veined orange migratory butterfly that winters in Mexico and travels all the way to Canada in the summer, by planting milkweeds (Asclepias spp.). Its population has been declining for at least 50 years and if the population keeps dropping at this rate, within a generation this emblematic butterfly will no longer grace our fields and gardens. Since milkweeds are the only plants monarch butterfly caterpillars can eat, the media have run with that concept, making the solution seem so simple: plant a milkweed, save a butterfly. What could be easier?
But that’s not enough: only monarch butterfly caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed plants. The adults feed on the nectar of a wide range of flowers and need flowers in bloom throughout the summer, yet milkweeds finish blooming in July. If we planted only milkweeds, the monarchs would starve long before they made it back to Mexico!
Programs of Support
May 1-7 2022
Thank you for a great 2021 Compost Week celebration, recognizing that everyday can be a good compost day. As you plan for your year ahead please note that International Compost Awareness Week 2022 will take place from May 1st to 7th. Thanks for including this important celebration with your plans.