International Compost Awareness Week is May 2 to 8, 2021. Compost is important for improving or maintaining high quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improving water quality and protecting the environment. Organics recycling plays a key role in keeping valuable materials out of landfills.
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), a program run in the United States by the Compost Research & Education Foundation, is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May.
ICAW was started in Canada in 1995. Since then, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.
More information on ICAW can be found at compostfoundation.org.
Get your copy of 'A Garden for Every Child'
This much loved and helpful curriculum guide for teachers, parents and anyone who wants to teach children about gardening, is now available in an electronic, free downloadable version. Over the years, so many people have asked to have this educational book easily available. They wanted to be able to introduce young children to the joys of gardening, the benefits of compost and the scientific wonders of what is growing in our soils.
Due to the current situation with many children attending school online and so many families starting gardens at home, this seemed like the perfect time to turn A Garden for Every Child into an electronic version. A Garden for Every Child was created by GardenSoxx.
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