Monday, May 3, 2010

Compost Awareness Week Events

Heads up everyone! This week, May 3 – 9th is national Compost Awareness Week! This is a great opportunity for all of you to introduce “composting” to everyone you talk to.

• Start some conversations on the topic of composting with/without red wigglers

• Remind people of the events at our John Janzen Composting Education Centre: workshops May 4,5,6 and the Planet Party on Sunday May 2, etc.

• The City Hall Pilot Vermicomposting Project is worth bringing up. Since last fall, offices in City Hall have been donating their organics to a worm bin in the parkade. We will do our first harvest during Compost Awareness, and the worm compost will be used in the plants and flower beds in and around City Hall.

• Think about showing off your composter or the DVD of the Composting Facility to some people.

Compost Awareness Week Event Schedule
Saturday, May 1 - Master Composter/Recycler Grad day includes reading of a proclamation by the mayor announcing Compost Awareness Week in Edmonton.

Sunday, May 2 - Planet Party at John Janzen Nature Centre! Compost mentors will be on hand at the Backyard Composting Education Centre to help residents plan their composting methods, and to learn how to keep their lawn greener with less labour. Participants can purchase an Earth Machine Compost bin for only $35, and/or a compost turner for $10.

Tuesday, May 4 - Backyard Composting Workshop, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5 - Worm Composting Workshop 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, May 6 - Worm Bin Harvest event at City Hall (featuring City Hall School children from Minchau School

Backyard Composting Workshops will be held at the Devonian Botanical Gardens on Saturday May 8th.

The Family Worm Composting Workshop will be held May 8th at the Bloomin' Garden Show and Art Sale, at the Alberta Ave Community League (9210-118 Ave), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Other opportunities:

Monday to Friday - Business Lunch 'N Learn session and Classroom Presentations, provided by the Waste Management Branch.

Watch for your community league newsletter for more community learning opportunities.


  1. Happy Compost Awareness Week!
    I just posted the compost facility video to my Facebook. If anyone would like to do the same, here's the direct link:

  2. Thanks Nicola. And a Happy Compost Awareness Week to you as well. Spread the word (and the compost)!