It’s the Great & Giant Pumpkin, Canada!
Canada, The Eve of Hallowe’en 2020 – Congratulations to ENGLOBE CORP. for growing this year’s national winner of COMPOST ‘S GIANTS – The Annual Pumpkin Growing Contest of The Compost Council of Canada. The 230-kilogram golden beauty was grown in Englobe’s garden, enriched with their CQA-compost, made from leaf & yard residuals from municipal collection programs within Quebec.
“We are proud to be the winner and receive this national recognition from our colleagues across the membership of The Compost Council of Canada,” declared Serge Loubier, Englobe Corp. “I know that all of us believe in the importance of excellence and producing quality compost for our soils to enrich their health and growth power. On behalf of Englobe, we extend congratulations to everyone’s efforts to make compost happen for the benefit of our earth and future.”
COMPOST’S GIANTS – The Annual Pumpkin Growing Contest is an annual “friendly-but-competitive” program within The Council’s membership to focus attention on the fundamental benefit of organics recycling – to return essential organic matter back to the life forces within our soils, providing food and supporting the natural productivity and health of soil.
“We are delighted to congratulate Englobe on this, along with their many achievements during their 40+ years of recycling organics residuals from residential and commercial collection programs,” said Susan Antler, The Compost Council of Canada. “We look forward to joining them during International Compost Awareness Week 2021 (May 2 – 8) when they donate our contest’s prize monies to a worthy gardening program within their community.”
For a tour, virtual-style, of one of Englobe’s composting sites, St. Henri, near Lévis, Quebec, please join us for a visit below.
The Compost Council of Canada, the national non-profit organization, has been dedicated to the advancement of organics recycling and the return of organic matter to the soil for the past 30 years. Spearheading standards, supporting regulations and guidelines, establishing training as well as advocacy and awareness programs, The Council supports organics recycling and soil health advocates and program leaders across the country. Included among the Council’s roster of programs are: the Compost Quality Alliance, Certified Compost Facility Operators, National (and now, International) Compost Awareness Week, Plant-Grow-Share a Row, the Biology of Soil Health as well as The Soil Safari.
The Compost Council of Canada is the national non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to advocating and advancing organics residuals recycling and compost use. The Council serves as the central resource and network for the compost and organics recycling industry in Canada and, through its members, contributes to the environmental sustainability of the communities in which they operate.