Larry has a background in education and community organization. He owned and operated a market garden in the Alvena district for 15 years. In 2003, he retired from the Saskatoon Zoo, where he had worked on maintenance and had managed the Zoo’s compost operation. In 2007, on behalf of the SWRC, he helped set up Saskatoon’s compost operation at the McOrmond depot. In 2008 and 2009, Larry coordinated the SWRC’s Sustainable Composting Project. He continues to assist SWRC with composting education and consultation as needed.