Chris Hornby (left) and Mackenzie and Madison Magnowski supervise as a load of alpaca manure is loaded into a truck bound for the Potato House garden in downtown Williams Lake.

Chris Hornby (left) and Mackenzie and Madison Magnowski supervise as a load of alpaca manure is loaded into a truck bound for the Potato House garden in downtown Williams Lake.

Alpaca manure jump starts Potato House garden

The Potato House in downtown Williams Lake will have some special soil to help establish a new sustainable garden.

The Potato House in downtown Williams Lake will have some special soil to help establish a new sustainable garden.

Last week a crew of volunteers headed out to Dr. Doug Magnowski and his family’s home overlooking Chimney Valley where they picked up a few truckloads of alpaca manure.

“This is the best health and vitality for your garden to be had in town,” says Potato House president Mary Forbes who watched over the event.

With rain threatening and Dr. Doug Magnowski at the helm of a skid-steer the Potato House was provided with truck loads of weed-free amazing alpaca manure, which was quickly corrected by 15-year-old Madison Magnowski to be in the future called “Health and Vitality.”

“Due to the wonderful nature of the adorable alpaca stomach, their waste comes out weed free and composts beautifully,” Forbes says. “Lucky for us, the Magnowskis have already been composting it for seven years.”

Being pregnant, Forbes says she left the heavy lifting to Hayes Zirnhelt, Pierre Mayette, Chris Hornby and Jesse Hohert who donated their time, trucks and strong backs to the loading and movement of the manure.

“The Potato House would like to thank Dr. Magnowski and his family Candice, Madison and Mackenzie for their good humour and wonderful manure soon to be admired for its growing goodness at the Potato House,” Forbes says.

If you are interested in acquiring some “health and vitality” for their gardens can e-mail the potato house and have “health and vitality” in the subject heading of the e-mail or call/txt Forbes at 250-855-8443.


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