For Immediate Release
June 8, 2001

Johann Manente
Acting Manager, Waste Program Planning
Waste Management
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4816

Students Receive Achievement Awards For School Gardening Contest

(Brampton) - On Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Regional Council, Regional Chair, Emil Kolb presented achievement awards to the five winning schools of Compost Awareness Week's School Gardening Contest.

Peel Regional Council declared April 30 to May 6, 2001 Compost Awareness Week in the Region of Peel, and in celebration of the week-long event the Waste Management division of the Region of Peel held its third annual School Gardening Contest for all schools in Peel Region.

Awards for the gardening contest were handed out based on three different categories: new garden; existing garden; previous year compost recipient.

Lorne Park Public School and Metropolitan Andrei Separate School, both in Mississauga, were the award recipients for the new garden category. Aloma Crescent Public School in Brampton and Pheasant Run Public School in Mississauga received awards for their existing Gardens. Credit View Public School in Caledon was the achievement award recipient in the compost garden category.

"It is very encouraging to see the number of schools who are incorporating gardening into their curriculum and school community," said Kolb.

Recipients were awarded a framed certificate and one tonne of compost for their school's gardens. All participating schools received a certificate of participation, along with five bags of garden compost.

Compost Awareness Week is another initiative the Region of Peel is proud of in its ongoing efforts to reduce waste.

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