November 3, 2020 | Composting

Great & Giant Pumpkin, Canada!

Top: Serge Loubier of Englobe Corp. with the winning pumpkin.

The Compost Council of Canada’s Annual Pumpkin Growing Contest is a “friendly-but-competitive” program within The Council’s membership to focus attention on the fundamental benefit of organics recycling — to “return essential organic matter back to the life forces within our soils, providing food and supporting the natural productivity and health of soil.” On the “Eve of Hallowe’en” 2020, the Council extended its congratulations to Englobe Corp. in Quebec for growing this year’s national winner of Compost’s Giants — a 230-kilogram (507 pounds) “golden beauty” grown in Englobe’s garden, enriched with its certified Compost Quality Assurance compost that is made from leaf and yard residuals from municipal collection programs within Quebec.

“We are delighted to congratulate Englobe on this, along with their many achievements during their 40+ years of recycling organics residuals from residential and commercial collection programs,” notes Susan Antler, Executive Director of The Compost Council of Canada. “We look forward to joining them during International Compost Awareness Week 2021 (May 2 – 8) when they donate our contest’s prize monies to a worthy gardening program within their community.” Added Serge Loubier of Englobe Corp.: “We are proud to be the winner and receive this national recognition from our colleagues across the membership of The Compost Council of Canada. I know that all of us believe in the importance of excellence and producing quality compost for our soils to enrich their health and growth power.” Take a tour, virtual style, of one of Englobe’s composting sites in St. Henri, near Lévis, Quebec.

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