Informative Presentations on Various Composting Topics

A sample of some of the composting presentations that Transform has given at various conferences and meetings.

Another Avian Flu outbreak occurred in British Columbia in December 2014. This presentation demonstrates how the birds, eggs, feed and manure were managed in the poultry barns to successfully manage the virus. This effort was an excellent cooperation between the CFIA, Province of British Columbia, the poultry industry and the contractors.

A blend of biosolids and poultry litter can be composted and granulated to produce a value-added organic-based fertilizer product that recycles nitrogen and phosphorus to reduce dependency on the dwindling phosphorus resources from which inorganic phosphorus fertilizers are produced.

Seabird Island is a First Nations community in southcoastal BC that has over 800 ha of prime agricultural land and has a plan to integrate an 80,000 tonne per year organic waste composting facility with its plans to promote sustainable agriculture.

Compost application may be a great strategy to manage our soil over an unconfined aquifer that supplies drinking water. This presentation explores what type of compost may be suitable for application for raspberry production.

Composting is not just about diverting waste from landfill, its about building organic matter in our soil for healthy local food production, its about engaging our own communities in this process.

This presentation provides details on two very different yet sustainable aerated windrow composting options in the 4000 to 10,000 tonne per year capacity range.

This new composting process takes the best of turned windrow composting, aerated windrow composting and agitated bed composting. Find out how this technology can process large volumes of organic waste with lower capital and operating costs than other technologies.

When we divert organics from landfill and compost them, we need to follow some basic principles of composting, including proper preparation of compost mixes, controlling the composting process, screening out contaminants and curing the compost properly to produce a high quality product.

Find out why composting organic waste is important for recycling organic matter and nutrients. Find out why this is important for building healthy soils and producing healthy foods locally with minimal use of fertilizers and pesticides.

In the composting world, we all wish that film plastics would disappear, but somehow we have to keep dealing with them. This presentation looks at whether we should work to remove plastics before composting or afterwards.

Taking the organics from the waste stream is the lowest hanging fruit to increasing our diversion from landfill. There a some challenges that we need to address when we move from green waste composting to programs that include food waste.

We set out to understand how breathable cover systems work, and how they actually reduce volatile organic carbon and odor emissions. We were surprised, but it all makes sense!

Residents who participated in this food waste collection and composting pilot program wanted to keep doing it. The composting process worked well - lets do more of this!

The Fraser Valley of British Columbia had a major Avian Flu epidemic in 2004. This presentation provides details on the composting process for non-infected birds, infected birds and poultry litter.

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