Become a master composter-recycler

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) in collaboration with the Friends of Summerland Ornamental Gardens invites residents to a Master Composter / Recycler course on Saturday Oct. 18 and Sunday Oct. 19 at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens.

The two day course is designed for local volunteers interested in teaching effective composting and recycling to friends, family and their community. The course is free but participants will be asked to donate to the Friends of Summerland Ornamental Gardens Society.

The RDOS Master Composter/Recycler Program was started in 2010 to help empower volunteers to teach effective composting and recycling. Participants have gone on to build compost bins for local community gardens, present talks to local groups and assist neighbours in setting up compost bins.

People that complete the weekend long session are asked to record their volunteer hours. Once they have more than 70 volunteer hours they are recognized as RDOS Certified Master Composters/Recyclers. So far 4 individuals have been recognized with this distinction.

Interested participants are asked to register by Thursday October 16th by contacting the RDOS at 250-490-4129 or e-mailing info@rdos.bc.ca.


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