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27th Annual National Organics Recycling Conference
Final Proceedings

Monday | Tuesday

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH
Opening Plenary Session
(9:00-10:00am)
    Implementing Calgary's composting program
Composting in Cowtown! Presentation from
Rick Valdarchi and Brian Pincott, The City of Calgary


Concurrent Sessions
(10:30am-12:00pm)
  1. Return to Our Roots for Soil Health
    Moderator: Glenn Munroe, The Compost Council of Canada

    Soil Health Linked to Diverse Microbial Communities
    Bobbi Helgason, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

    Overcoming the Barriers to Advancing a Focus on Soil Health
    Mike Dorion, Living Soil

    Aspects Affecting Soil Health, our Attitudes, our Aspirations, our Prospects
    Walter Termeer, Fundy Compost

  2. Addressing Future-Forward Needs of Our Industry – Panel Session
    Panelists:
    Larry Conrad, National Chair, The Compost Council of Canada
    Brian King, GFL Inc.
    Scott Gamble, CH2M Hill



Plenary Sessions
(1:00-2:00pm)
    Gardener’s 10 Most Common Questions and     Misconceptions about Compost and Garden Soils     Sponsored by: Suez North America
    Jim Hole International Speaker, Author and
    Horticulturist Holes Greenhouse & Gardens,
    The Enjoy Centre



Plenary Sessions
(2:30-3:00pm)
    Building the Infrastructure for Organics
    Recycling in Calgary
    Taylor Green and Theo Van Wely, Chinook Resource
    Management & Jeff Rent, Stantec


Plenary Sessions
(3:00-5:00pm)
    Up Close & Personal: A Comprehensive Tour of
    The City of Calgary’s New Compost Facility
   Tour Sponsored by: City of Calgary and Chinook
   Resource Management
   Safety Gear Sponsored by: Stantec




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