Cameron Baughen and Zoe Kirk from the RDOS spoke with residents in Princeton and Hedley on Saturday, March 15.
Kirk presented a free workshop on rainwater harvesting using rain barrels. She showed residents how and where to place the barrel in order to not damage foundations and to adequately gather the rainwater as well as how to use tubing and a garden hose to water gardens.
Baughen introduced residents to two types of compost bins. The FreeGarden Earth Bin composts yard waste and uncooked vegetables and fruits. The Green Cone composts cooked food waste and meats. (Is partially buried in the ground, breaking down the waste directly into the soil) Both composters are available for pre-sale at the Town of Princeton until March 21.
For more information on rainwater harvesting or on the composters, please visit www.rdos.bc.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org