The 16th National Conference of The Composting Council of Canada proved to be a “sweet” event, thanks to super hosting from the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton CCF Team led by Maple Reinders.
Never too far from a compost pile, the conference kicked off with tours of Hamilton’s new composting plant (See article, August/September edition.) as well as the nearby Integrated Municipal Services (IMS) composting facility in the Region of Niagara. The visit included a viewing of IMS’ vineyard-compost project as well as a tasting of some of the sweet liquid offerings of the Niagara Region. An opening reception at the Canada Marine Discovery Centre offered folks the chance to meet, greet and mingle, as well as hear about a new outreach initiative from Filtrexx and The Council: C.L.A.M.M. (Compost Loves All Marine Mammals) to connect the dots between the use of compost and improvements in water quality.
Two days of presentations and over 40 exhibitors offered delegates the chance to hear about the latest happenings, products and services in the composting industry. As well, Compost Jeopardy and the results of the First Annual Student Paper Competition were included in the conference events. All-in-all, a great composting conference for the industry, and the countdown starts for conference number 17, to be held in Moncton, New Brunswick on September 19-21, 2007.