On Saturday, March 21st, we’re offering Planning Your Year Round Veggie Garden (Paid, $20, 10am-12pm) and Worm Composting (FREE, 1-3pm) online.
This means we’re opening up lots more spaces and, depending on interest, more workshops that you can attend (and ask us questions) from home!
Link to tickets can be accessed here: http://tiny.cc/p4gllz
The Compost Education Centre is currently doing its part to respond to COVID 19 concerns and working to “flatten the curve” of the outbreak.
Although policies and events are evolving rapidly we are currently:
- Maintaining a healthy work environment with posted information about how to stop the spread of illness.
- Encouraging employees, visitors and workshop attendees to stay home when ill, having traveled to one of the countries on Canada’s advisory list or having had recent contact with a sick person.
- Promoting proper hygiene (hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette) and social distancing among employees, visitors and workshop attendees.
- Ensuring easy availability of soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer products.
- Expanding and establishing policies and tools that enable employees to work from home.
For more information or to fill out an application, click here.
2020 programming is live! Head on over to our Eventbrite Page, call 250 386 9676, or come in to the office during our operating hours to register and buy tickets for our year of events.
The Royal Roads University Student Team, GVA Soil Solutions, has wrapped up their work with Healing City Soils for 2019. This year the team continued their focus on testing and mapping soil quality in the West Shore Communities, but also received many applications from all over the CRD. Their final report, with many illuminating results, can be read in our office located at 1216 North Park.
Applicants can expect to receive their test results this fall as well as notifications on how to access to the free workshop “Understanding and Addressing Soil Contamination for Gardeners”. This workshop, led by soil remediation and mapping expert Steeve Deschenes, assists applicants in making sense of their test results and then making a plan for their gardens should they have higher-than-normal levels of heavy metals in their soils.
Missed the window in June and July to seed your winter vegetable garden? Not to worry, we’re hosting our 8th annual August Organic Plant sale so you can still have fresh greens and herbs throughout the winter!
The plant sale will be held Saturday, August 17th from 10am to 1pm on the street outside the CEC (1216 North Park Street). Gardeners can expect to find a wide selection of plants for fall and winter growing and harvest including kale, broccoli, cabbages, collards, arugula, cold hardy lettuces, herbs like cilantro and parsley, and many others. Local, organic farmers are:
The Compost Education Centre
Cam Kidd with Perennials, and Mushroom Spawn
No need to register for this event but feel free to call our office at 250 386 9676 or contact us via email at office at compost.bc.ca if you have any questions.