Ken Donnelly Halifax August 14, 2011

I have been promoting composting through CBSM since 1993, when Doug McKenzie-Mohr and I worked on an award-winning project in Nova Scotia.

One of the barriers to composting kitchen waste that I often hear is people are concerned about having fruit flies in their kitchen. I have shown how to build fruit fly traps on television in the past, and the response has been very positive. They are particularly useful at this time of year in Canada as the fruit flies are abundant. We don't want people to quit composting because of a few flies, or concerns about having them.

So I created a YouTube video on how to build these simple and effective traps. You can view it at Please feel free to use it for your own campaigns if you run into this barrier.

Ken Donnelly
Vice President, Atlantic Canada
Lura Consulting