Saturday, January 8, 2011

Compost Happens - Case Study, Q and A with Scott Wheeler of Gorge Vale

Compost Happens - Case Study, Q and A with Scott Wheeler of Gorge Vale

One major tenant of "sustainability" that seems to be missing from most descriptions of the term in our industry is the concept of becoming self-sufficient. Why is this an important concept? By sourcing materials locally or even within our own property lines, we reduce dependency on the resource intensive transportation, production and extraction of materials. Perhaps the greatest opportunity accessible to all golf courses is composting.

Furthermore, for Island golf courses who find themselves surounded by a "money moat", the cost (economically and environmentally) to import materials is significantly higher than a golf course within the mainland web of highways. One course that has adopted composting practices as a means of managing wastes, improving aesthetics, reducing outward expenditures and creating the perfect size and consistency for use in turf isGorge Vale Golf Club on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

I've been lucky enough to have a tour of the property (take your own here) and decided to interview Golf Course Superintendent Scott Wheeler for more info on his Composting Program.


February 2, 2012 at 1:39 a.m.

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