Let it Rot!
Composting is a vital link in the gardening cycle, and Groundswell would love to help bring community composting to Invermere. Recently we surveyed Invermere residents about composting, and will post those results soon.
As Invermere residents strongly indicated that they would like full-scale composting during the Integrated Sustainability Planning Process, which has been adopted, we know that there is public support for composting. But we need to make sure that collecting and processing organic waste is also an economically viable project in this area.
We do hope the time has arrived to pursue this particular dream. Compost generated from food and yard waste could be used in the Community Greenhouse and in the Community Garden which will soon be built outside the facility. It could also be bagged and sold to the public for use in home gardens. And there are other economic benefits as composting can significantly reduce land fill costs for the region.
Want to learn more? Contact Groundswell project lead Bill Swan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to learn more about composting, register for our Rot On! course through College of the Rockies. It will be held at the Community Greenhouse on September 20 and October 4 from 7-8:30 pm.
Groundswell welcome the District of Invermere, BC Enterprising Non-Profits, Brightwell Consulting and the Columbia Basin Trust in this research and awareness project.