Category: News

Troubleshooting Roots in Your Compost Bin

Though composting can be a pretty basic process once you understand the fundamentals, there’s bound to be a few hiccups along the way. In this video, Site Manager and Adult Education Coordinator, Alysha Punnett, shows us how to tackle the invasion of wandering roots in a compost bin.

August Organic Plant Sale; August 18th from 10am-1pm


Saturday, August 18th, from 10am-1pm

Missed the window in June and July to seed your winter vegetable garden? Not to worry, we’re hosting our 7th 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 18th 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 Organic Gardener’s Pantry

Ravensong Seeds

Saanich Organics

The Compost Education Cetnre

Metchosin Farm

and more!

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 if you have any questions.

Spring Organic Plant Sale

The Compost Education Centre (CEC) is hosting our 16th annual all-organic spring plant sale! The event is on Saturday May 12th, 10am-2pm at the CEC demonstration site at 1216 North Park Street. The Spring Organic Plant Sale features local farmers offering a wide variety of organically grown vegetable, flower and herb seedlings to get you off to a successful start this growing season.

What you can look forward to:
• The largest selection of organically grown heirloom tomato varieties all in one place for easy shopping
• Organically grown vegetable starts from arugula to zucchini
• Native plants for your low maintenance garden
• Perennial edibles like berry bushes and other fruiting shrubs
• Medicinal herbs like English lavender, chamomile and yarrow
• Culinary herbs like Genovese basil, dill and chives
• Companion plants like marigolds, sweet cicely and comfrey
• Live music!


Saanich Organics

Metchosin Farm


New Mountain Farm

Mason Street City Farm

Hatchet & Seed


Saanich Native Plants

Organic Gardener’s Pantry

Crooked Fir Farm & Nursery