Compost garden is a living reminder of what can happen with a little innovation

UBC’s Zero-Waste Action Plan includes a goal of reaching 80% composting and recycling by 2020. But what to do with all that compost?

John Mann, the Assistant Compost Operator at UBC’s compost facility, transforms UBC’s organic waste into rich soil for landscaping and gardening.

For two years now he’s been fostering a 15ft x 10ft garden with many large vegetables and plants—100% natural and free from fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Many of his plants reach incredible sizes, and he predicts that this year his corn stalks will reach 10 feet tall!

Mann’s garden is a living reminder of what can happen with a little innovation and hard work. For photos and to read more visit www.ubc.ca/stories/2017-spring/ or view the original posts on Instagram at www.instagram.com/universityofbc/