The Composting Council of Canada announced the winner of its 1st Annual Great Pumpkin Growing Contest "Grow ’em Big with Compost!" on October 31, 2002. David McCallum of the Town of Hanover, Ontario grew a 600-pound pumpkin!
He designated the Walkerton Heritage Water garden as the recipient for the $500 prize money and bragging rights. He will share his growing secrets at the 2003 National Composting Conference, to be held in London, Ontario on September 24 – 26.
Sponsors of the contest included: Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, Miller Composting, All Treat Farms, Procter & Gamble, and Visions of Utopia.
For more information, contact Tyrone Biljan at 416-535-0240 or 1-877-571-GROW
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