Please note: Compost giveaway has been postponed due to spring road weight restrictions.
Kick off International Compost Awareness Week with us! Only one week before Mother’s Day, we’re encouraging you to do something for Mother Earth in the second week of May.
Come watch Dirt! The Movie with us at FortWhyte Alive, and then stay after to learn about how you can make your own dirt through composting! We’ll have a presenter from Fort Whyte to talk about vermicomposting, and Jen from Nature’s Perfect Plant Food will have some vermicomposting kits for sale. This is the perfect time to launch that composting program at your home that you’ve been putting off, because Fort Whyte also has Earth Machines and kitchen collector buckets for sale, and Green Action Centre is selling compost aerators for only $20.
This event is open to families of all ages, but please be aware that the documentary is 80 minutes long and we ask you to use your d...
21 April 2017 (Winnipeg): Compost Winnipeg makes every day Earth Day!
Yesterday, Compost Winnipeg - a social enterprise of Green Action Centre - showcased their love of compost and their work collecting organic waste that would otherwise end up in Winnipeg’s landfill. Every week, Compost Winnipeg staff pick up organic waste from businesses and residents around the city, and turn food scraps into compost. The pick-up service is tailored to those who do not have the time, space or ability to compost onsite.
To celebrate Earth Day, held annually on April 22, Compost Winnipeg is highlighting the weight of food waste captured during a regular day of their organic waste pick up. On this day, Compost Winnipeg picked up 840kg of compost, and since its launch last spring has captured over 80,500kg that would otherwise find its way to the landfill. This is equivalent to 1,905kgs of methane avoided, which is a greenhouse gas roughly 30 times more potent than Carbon Dioxide. This means...
The City of Winnipeg will be giving away compost on Earth Day (Saturday April 22). Take all your recyclables down the the Pacific 4R Depot (located at 1120 Pacific Avenue) and leave with some Grade A quality compost. It's a great deal!
Be sure to bring a sturdy container. You can have up to 100L. Don't know what 100L looks like? It's the volume of an average garbage can.
The forecast may be cool this weekend but nothing warms your heart like celebrating Earth :)
Be sure to drop by and say hi to us at the Farm! We'll have:
*Master Gardener William Dowie giving advice on how to maximize use of Compost in your garden (and other gardening advice!)
* Earth Day weekend sale on home compost pick-up! Sign up for 12 months and get 2 additional bonus months! You will also be entered to win a backyard garden consultation ($200 value)
* Vermicompost action! Learn about the wonderful worms of Fort Whyte Alive.
FortWhyte Alive Earth Day 2017
Come out for a full day of family fun! Join us for live entertainment, environmental workshops and exciting outdoor activities. Celebrate the planet with lessons in sustainability, special programming at FortWhyte Farms and a chance to explore the site at no cost - admission is free all day!