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Posts Tagged ‘composting

We are a little bit compost crazy here at Casa Fishbowl. We have a city-issued green bin, a backyard composter (it’s big and black with two hinged flaps on top) as well as two big “cages” for leaf compost in the back corner of our lot. We’ve been using the big green bin all winter […]

A bit about garbage collection in Ottawa and our Kitchen Cone. (Our secret to kitchen composting success!)

So the City of Ottawa has increased the number and type of plastics we can throw in our blue bins. Hooray! Garbage reduction excites me. What can I say, I am an eco nerd! A long time ago I posted about composting and the green bin. I would like to take a moment to make some […]

16 Nov, 2009

A very long post from the compost queen of Westboro

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa|Yaktivism

I love composting. I really do. The process of turning my kitchen waste into high-grade soil for my plants is immensely thrilling and nothing short of amazing. Think of the science of that! All the happy worms! The free soil! But it’s November now, and that means we’ve changed our composting routine. 1) We stopped […]


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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