Permaculture and Compost

Wed, Nov 4, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Michael Bomford will give an overview of what Permaculture means, how we might adopt principles of permaculture for our UCV site as well as our own homes.

Mike will introduce principles of Permaculture, as they relate to composting in an urban environment. He will talk about ways that all of us can engage with composting, even if we don’t have access to land. He will also talk about greenhouse gas emissions associated with composting, and ways we can mitigate them.

The first 20 minutes will include a slide presentation and then a Q & A.

Michael Bomford is a faculty member in the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. His work focuses on organic and sustainable agriculture systems suitable for adoption by small farms operating with limited resources.

‘Tis the season for dried leaves, mulching, composting to regenerate the soil for the coming growing season and protect plants over the winter.

Mary Bennett will moderate the session as Chair of the Zero Waste Team at UCV that’s particularly interested in composting. Mary is also the tender of the garden path labyrinth and one of the vegetable gardeners, and was part of the team back in 1995 who replaced lawn in three spots with plants.


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Action Evenings • Environment • Zero Waste