April 21, 2017

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!

Sunday, April 23 | 10 - 4 pm

Free admission all day!

May 20, 2016

 

Over 3,000 pounds of organic waste collected during friendly competition

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 20, 2016 — The winners of the inaugural Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge have been announced. The Most Enthusiastic Team is HTFC Planning and Design; the Best Compost Champion is Ryan Epp of ft3; the Heavyweight Champion is University of Manitoba’s Dining Services at the Bannatyne Campus; and the draw prize winner is Alara Matsyk of Prairie Architects. 

 

The Downtown Challenge was a friendly composting competition for registered offices and organizations in the downtown area. Twenty-two participating locations were set up with compost bins on Earth Day, and Compost Winnipeg staff weighed and collected the organic waste at each location for two weeks. 

 

"It's really eye-opening and motivating to see the amount of compostable organics our office had previously been wasting," says Leah Defoort of HTFC Planning and Design, the office that won the Most Enthusiastic Tea...

April 18, 2016

Face-off to divert organic waste begins on Earth Day

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 18, 2016 — The inaugural Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge begins this Friday in celebration of Earth Day, and concludes on May 7, the final day of International Compost Awareness Week. The two-week Challenge, hosted by Green Action Centre’s new social enterprise, is a friendly waste-reduction competition for businesses and organizations in the downtown area. 

By the end of the Challenge, Compost Winnipeg’s goal is to reach 15,000 pounds of organic waste diverted from the landfill since their start-up in August. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day and International Compost Awareness Week,” says Compost Winnipeg’s Project Manager Kelly Kuryk. “I am a compost enthusiast and I wanted to do something to put composting in a positive light.”

Vanessa Stachiw, owner of Little Sister Coffee Maker in Osborne Village, shares Kuryk’s enthusiasm for composting. “Many of our staff compost at hom...

April 6, 2016

The Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge sign-up page has just been updated. Check-out the excellent eco-prizes!

 

Compost Challenge Sign-up

March 30, 2016

Green Action Centre announces launch of new social enterprise

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 30, 2016 — Green Action Centre is pleased to announce the official launch of Compost Winnipeg, a new social enterprise that enables Winnipeggers to green their garbage. Businesses in the downtown area are invited to participate in the Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge, which begins on Earth Day (April 22), and ends with the conclusion of International Compost Awareness Week (May 7).

 

During the two-week Challenge, Compost Winnipeg will track the weight of organic waste collected from registered Challenge participants. All new and existing clients of Compost Winnipeg will automatically be registered for the challenge. Other offices in the downtown area can also participate by registering online.

 

“People are often hesitant to start composting in the workplace,” remarks Kelly Kuryk, Project Manager for Compost Winnipeg. “This Challenge gives them the opportunity to start composting with a minimal leve...

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