We order the worms on Wednesday and they are delivered to the store on Friday. People that are interested in getting worms need to place an order before Wednesday so that they can ensure that worms are reserved for them. People should pick their worms up at the store over the next few days (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). The worms are sold in 1/2 pound lots (this is 1/2 pound of worms in a small bag of soil) and are sold for $45.00. A kit consists of a 53L Rubbermaid Roughtote with holes drilled out of the lid (for ventilation), 1/2 pound bag of worms, 50 litres of soil, a trowel and a marker. The kit is sold for $75.00. We offer the bins and soil separately so you can purchase components as you need them. Please contact us at 780-439-8725 to order the worms and/or worm composting kit.
Celebrating 21 Years of Community
Celebrating over 22 years of providing information and products to help people live a sustainable and a lighter ecological and societal footprint.
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Our location is 9605 - 82nd Avenue. Our store is located on the west side of the Mill Creek Bridge directly west of the Humpty's Restaurant on the south side of the avenue.
Our location is 9605 - 82nd Avenue.
Our store is located on the west side of the Mill Creek Bridge directly west of the Humpty's Restaurant on the south side of the avenue.
People have the ability to make choices at every decision in their lives. I am not talking about all the big ones where people angst over their decision, I am talking about all those small decisions. Many of these small decisions were made a long time ago and they become routines but these "small decisions" collectively add up to major effects. As a consumer you are always faced with a choice and each choice will involve a compromise.
The people that attain this level are called conscious citizens and since we are creatures that need to consume to survive we can also say that these conscious citizens will also be conscious consumers. They will take into account aspects of their purchasing choices such as:
Every act of consumption is a vote for the type of world you wish to be part of. Don't waste your vote.
We are indeed succeeding in this goal.
The purpose of this website is:
Our space is unique. I did not aim to create this - it just evolved. People spend hours walking around the store learning. Many of them leave without purchasing anything but thoughtful. The store was not created to sell things. It is a glorified soapbox. We don't have to get into a conversation with people they just have to slow down enough to figure things out for themselves.
People are so used to being sold stuff - products, ideas, image, etc. Sometimes when a person has spent some time in the store and talking with a staff member they will be waiting to have some kind of sales pitch but they are left waiting. We, as a society, are programmed to respond to purchasing pressure (sales pitches) and when the customer is "primed" by a sales pitch they are conditioned to expect a "closing pitch". This doesn't happen. The purpose of giving a person information is not to compel them to purchase something but rather to educate them about the benefits and leave the decision up to them about whether they need the product.
Don't get me wrong. I survive by people purchasing items from the store but it is not the purpose of the store to sell products just to sell them and to make profit. The purpose of the store is to create change. It is a tool for change.
I have not done this all by myself. It takes a whole lot of people to support a store. It not only takes people that are willing to be challenged and chooses to purchase products that lessen their impact but it takes fantastic people to work here at the store.
It seems we are blessed with excellent staff that care for the philosophy of the store (they certainly are not here for the wages) and wish to support the store. I thank these people for their time and energy - Katie, Raydel, Barry, Tammy, Layne, Dane, Sheena (Bee), Deborah and sometimes my son Timothy comes and helps out at the store. Eric Filpula contiues as our roastmaster - creating well loved fresh roasted coffee beans. Wendy will be returning to work with us in September 2011. AS well Emily Bourne will be joing our staff at the same time. Over the years we have had so many excellent people come and join us on this path we are on and have helped the store a great deal.
Over the years the store, and myself personally, have received community recognition and awards: Emerald Award 1993 (finalist); Larry Sand Award (in recognition of service to the GLBT community in Edmonton - 2005); Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Award (2003); Alberta Centennial Medal (2006), the 2007 Emerald Award for Small Business, and the John Humphrey Centre City Humanitarian Award for Business 2007.
Ever since I opened the store the media has always been very generous with their coverage of the store and what I/we are doing. I am always very grateful that they have an intrerest in what we are doing and why.
Christmas/Seasonal Hours 2013:
Below are the changes in store hours for this holiday season (extended hours start on Saturday, December 21st):
Store Hours (Regular):
Monday - Friday: 10:00am to 8:00pm Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm Sunday: 10:00pm (noon) to 6:00pm Remember:
Monday - Friday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00pm (noon) to 6:00pm
Consume Less! Consume Wisely! Consume Locally! Consume Fair! and Love Lots MORE!
We are located at 9605 - 82nd Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9
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