The Grow Op – an urban gardening experiment


Urban Compost
April 17, 2009, 10:32 pm
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One thing that has always bothered me living in this city is under-developed waste diversion. It seems like recycling is highly specific, and a good portion of recyclable plastic is not allowed in the bin. I have also seen quite a few green bin programs in other parts of the country (ok, only one: Mississauga), but none here.

In her defense, Vancouver has a pretty cool Worm Compost Bin program. They also offer backyard compost bins. This is for local residents only, but it is a great tool. For more information, or to sign up, call 604-736-2250.

I called today, and they were very helpful. BUT, to get an apartment compost bin, you have to take an hour-long seminar and pay a $25 dollar deposit. The wait list is pretty long, so if you are interested, I would suggest calling ASAP to sign up.

Here is another site that has great info about urban compost:
http://cityfarmer.org/wormcomp61.html

Next post, I get started on my sunroom conversion, and a nice indoor herb garden.

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My hometown (Ladysmith) has a great waste system, check it out:

http://www.toolkit.bc.ca/success-story/curbside-organic-waste-recycling-ladysmith

Comment by mottie

Hey Gabe,
Pat and I made our own vermi-composter (worm composter) with one of those blue tupperware bins and a few other small items. It didn’t cost much and was pretty easy to do. As well the soil is really good for your plants.
If you want more details let me know.

R

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