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SEEDS visit Orgaworld’s Compost Facilities

Orgaworld!

This morning, a group from SEEDS was invited to Orgaworld’s compost facilities. For me, this is a dream come true! I am a huge supporter of composting and it was so great to be able to see how a full scale facility worked. Orgaworld processes the organic waste that is collected as part of Ottawa’s Green Bin Program. So, for those of you who weren’t able to come today, let me step you through some of the highlights.

A big'old compost pile!

When organics arrive, they are shredded and piled in big piles, just like the picture above. The immature compost is then placed in large tunnels… but it was hard to take a picture of that. The tunnels are equipped with air spigot on the floor and water sprayers in the ceiling.

Enjoying the tour!

When the compost comes out of the tunnels, it is screened. In the above photo we are getting some of the inside scoop from our wonderful tour guide.

Checking out the biofilter.

All air from Orgaworld’s facilities is filtered through a biofilter. In this picture (above), Bahman is checking out the biofilter, which is basically a  pile of hardwood.

Examining the final product.

Here is a pile of the final product. It’s nice and fluffy and has a nice earthy smell… and Kennedy agrees!

Thanks again to Orgaworld again for the lovely visit and for the fine people at the A&WMA for making it happen for us. If you want to see more photos, check out of Flickr stream!

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Skating on the Canal

Hi Everyone, here is a message from Bahman, the UofO SEEDS president. I hope  you can join us on Thursday for some fun skating on the canal! 

– Natalie

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Hi all,

A highlight of winter in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink. Now that the entire length of the canal is open to skaters, it would be hard to resist the temptation of not only skating, but also eating beavertails, chatting and drinking hot chocolate!!!

The Society of Environmental Engineering, Development, management, and Science (SEEDS) would like to invite you to its first outdoor winter activity of 2012 “Skating on the Rideau Canal” which is set to take place on Thursday February 9th between 6-8pm. We will start skating from the Mackenzie King bridge skate rental station (so, even if you do not have skates you can still rent some and have fun!). After skating for about 1.2 km, we will take a break at the resting area closest to Fifth Avenue to enjoy beavertails and hot drinks. As of today, the ice conditions for that portion of the canal are good. Walkers are also welcomed if you don’t feel like traveling on blades. Don’t be shy, grab your skates and experience the Capital tradition of skating on the Rideau Canal!

  • Meeting Location: Mackenzie King bridge skate rental station
  • Date: Thursday February 9th
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Admission: Free

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Beach Volley Ball is back!!!

Rainy week is passed and we gonna have sunny days this weekend, so let’s go out and enjoy the sun and play volley ball. (Yes, Beach volley ball is back)

SEEDS organization would like to invite you all again to the third volleyball game of this summer on Saturday May 21 at Mooney’s Bay Park. I modified the time a bit and this time the game starts at 3:00 pm.

There is a suggested donation of $5 to help pay for a net. (Yes, SEEDS has its own net now)

Mooney’s Bay Park located at 2926 Riverside Drive and it is close toCarlton University. You can take bus #87 and stop at Riverside / Ridgewood station.

Cheers,

Bahman

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Beachvolley ball game again this Saturday

Beach volleyball was so fun last week that we are doing it again! Join us on Saturday May 7th starting at 4 p.m. at Mooney’s Bay park (2926 Riverside Drive) for a friendly game. We’ll meet in front of the bathrooms/canteen. The  #87 bus services the park. Just make sure to get off at the Riverside/Ridgewood stop.

There is a suggested donation of $5 (max) to help pay for a net (that’s right, we have our very own net now).

Beach Volleyball Game

  • Date: Saturday May 7th, 2011
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Location: Money’s Bay Park, 2960 Riverside Drive (meet in front of the bathroom/canteen)
  • Cost: Suggested donation of $5
  • Accept the Facebook event invitation by clicking here.

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Beach Volleyball Game

Beach volleyball game THIS Saturday!

The rumors are true, there is a SEEDS Chapter in the works at the University of Ottawa! For their first event, they would like to host regular volleyball games this summer at Money’s Bay and everyone is invited!

The first game will be THIS Saturday April 30th starting at 4p.m. at Mooney’s Bay park (2926 Riverside Drive). The  #87 bus services the park. Just make sure to get off at the Riverside/Ridgewood stop.

We also have to rent a net, so please bring a couple of dollars ($5 max) to contribute to renting a net. If you have a net and would like to let us borrow it, please let us know!

Beach Volleyball Game

  • Date: Saturday April 30th, 2011
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Location: Money’s Bay Park, 2960 Riverside Drive
  • Cost: Suggested donation of $5
  • Accept the Facebook event invitation by clicking here.

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Welcome University of Ottawa Students!

I am very pleased to say that the ball has started to roll on the formation of a SEEDS chapter at the University of Ottawa! Hope you enjoy browsing our website and we look forward to your contributions!

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