Calendar

Apr
11
Wed
For the Love of Soil! Annual Spring Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ the Fernwood Inn
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our Spring Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 11th, from 6-10pm at the Fernwood Inn to give back to the earth while having fun, listening to uplifting live music, chatting with friendly folks and bidding on fantastic silent auction items! Tickets are $25 and includes a pint of Hoyne beer and an appetizer buffet.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will directly fund our school workshops and projects such as the Healing City Soils Project, an initiative offering free soil tests to analyze the soils throughout the CRD and create a virtual “soil health” map of Greater Victoria. Fundraising allows us to continue these great projects and to educate children and adults about the importance of soil conservation, composting and creating and sustaining local food systems.

Apr
21
Sat
Compost Education Centre Annual General Meeting
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting hosted in the CEC’S Straw Bale, located in the heart of Fernwood at 1216 North Park Street. The AGM will take place from 1:00-3:00pm on Saturday, April 29th. Together we will review the past year, look to our plans for the new year, share food, and learn.
AGM Attendance Highlights:

  • Free Surprise Workshop,
  • Door Prize,
  • Secret Edible Delights

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM and attendees will be entered into a draw to win an awesome secret surprise*. Members in good standing with the Compost Education Centre have voting rights at the meeting. We look forward to your presence because your input is vital!

*Must attend the AGM in its entirety to be eligible for the free workshop and prize draw.


The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa’wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks! Sign up or learn more on our website

May
12
Sat
2018 Spring Organic Plant Sale
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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!

Vendors will be announced in early spring of 2018!

The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa’wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

Jun
16
Sat
Annual Garden Party and Fundraiser
Jun 16 @ 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Aug
18
Sat
August Organic Plant Sale
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 this year will be announced in the spring of 2018.

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.

The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa’wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks! Sign up or learn more on our website.