Spring into composting with RDOS workshops

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen invites residents to ‘Spring into Composting’ by hosting a region wide compost bin sale

 

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen invites residents to ‘Spring into Composting’ by hosting a region wide compost bin sale and free workshop series. With the right equipment and know how composting can be easy, save you money and make your plants bloom to their full potential.

This year the RDOS has partnered with private businesses and municipalities for a two week pre-sale of compost bins and the Green Cone. The pre-sale will last from April 1 to April 14. Residents can come into participating locations and order bins during those two weeks. The bins will then be delivered to the locations for pickup by residents in early May.

In Keremeos, visit Don and Anna’s Greenhouse and Garden Centre or the Village of Keremeos Municipal Office.

The FreeGarden Earth Compost Bin will be sold for $44 plus taxes. An attractively curved black container, the Freegarden Earth Compost Bin helps break down garden waste, leaves, uncooked fruits and vegetables. It is a great system for creating valuable compost.

The Green Cone will be sold for $104.85 plus taxes. This system is buried partially in the ground where it breaks down all types of food waste, meat and even dog waste directly in the soil. This system does not take yard waste so it is a great compliment to an existing compost bin.

Please note some smaller government offices involved in the sale may not be equipped to accept all credit or debit cards. Residents are advised to call ahead for payment options.

To learn more about how to use the units everyone is invited to a local, free composting workshop. The first of the ten available compost workshops kicked off at Whole Foods Market in Penticton on Tuesday April 2. On Saturday, April 6 there will be a 1 p.m. composting workshop and then a 3 p.m. worm composting workshop at Art Knapp’s Plantland and Florists. On Saturday April 13, composting workshops will be held at Don and Anna’s Greenhouse and Garden Centre in Keremeos at 10 a.m. and then at Giardino Penticton Nursery at 1 p.m. Other free workshops will be held in Princeton, Oliver, Keremeos, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls. See the workshop table at the end of this press release for full details.

Residents should watch their mail box for flyers detailing purchase locations and dates  and times of workshops.

 

For more information contact the RDOS Solid Waste Division at 250-490-4129, e-mail info@rdos.bc.ca or visit www.rdos.bc.ca.