Events

Upcoming Events

Shuswap Seed Swap(annual)

Splatsin Centre, Enderby, BC 

March 9, 2019

We’ll have a booth set up with information on how you can get started with our service, who’s composting locally as well as simple tips to get your compost system working at home. Keli will also be giving a short talk in one of the breakout rooms.

Past Events

Growing Local Connections Between Food & the Environment

Okanagan College, Vernon, BC

March 2, 2019

We’ll have a booth and give a short presentation on the connections between our food waste and the land that grows our food for the local and regional market and how it is ALL of our responsibility to reduce waste as much as possible in our own lives. This is an “Invitation Only” Event for local producers, processors, farmers and such.

Chili Cook-Off 

Downtown Vernon Association

Feb 9, 2019

We sponsored this event by taking all of the compostable material sourced by the DVA away from each of the contestants’ restaurant locations. Also, Keli got to be a chili judge! Congratulations to all restaurants for making delicious and diverse chilis.

Adams River Salmon Society (annual)

“Salute to the Sockeye”

Chase, BC

Oct 2018

The annual Salmon Run event where they wanted to make sure not waste was created, thereby polluting the environment that the salmon (and we) live in. This month-long event has food trucks, fun activities and information booths.

 

Apple Fest (annual)

Downtown Salmon Arm, BC

Sept 29, 2018

Celebrating the harvest with music, games, food and fun! This takes place right downtown and guests can sample apples, get important information and build community.

Roots and Blues Festival (annual)

Salmon Arm, BC

August 16-19, 2018

Guilt-free music fest when there’s a composting option!

Our bins will be there to take your organics and keep them out of the landfill.

Please help the team keep the grounds clean.

Get your tickets and info here.

119th Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE,annual)

Armstrong, BC

August 27-September 3, 2018

5 years ago the IPE agreed to try composting as much food waste with us as possible.

We designed a system for them including small caddies with compostable bags for vendors, dedicated compost bins for the bathroom paper towel and a few totes rolled around by generous young volunteers from a local school and the Girl Guides.

The IPE staff were very excited to see the diverted amounts get bigger each year, from just 1,250 lbs the first year.

We have diverted a HUGE and growing amount of food from this annual event in the last 4 years and we broke a record in 2018 with almost 15,000 lbs of food waste diverted!

We thank all of the volunteers, staff and guests for helping us reduce waste at the IPE!

It’s THE agricultural event of the year in the North Okanagan, not to be missed.

Give our volunteers some support when you see them around the Fair in August.

For more IPE pictures and stats, CLICK HERE.

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