Start the new year off by taking advantage of some of the many programs and services offered by the Compost Education Centre, a local non-profit organization with charitable status providing composting, waste diversion, and ecological gardening education to CRD residents.
Check out some of the 28 Fact sheets including how to make ‘compost tea’, rainwater harvesting, mulching and pollinator stewardship among others.
The Compost Education Centre also provides:
- Compost Hotline – 250-386-WORM (9676)
- Free educational literature
- Interactive site tours, workshops, and presentations
- Programs for elementary and high schools
- Teaching garden and compost demonstration area
- Volunteer Training Program
- Community Outreach
- Compost Education Centre membership & newsletter
- Composters & related products for sale
- Straw bale classroom
- Resource library
You may also want to mark your calendars for this year’s Seedy Sunday event. It will be taking place on Sunday, February 25 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Quadra Village Community Centre and Neighbourhood Gym. What is Seedy Sunday? It is:
- A celebration of seeds that takes place all over the world
- An opportunity for formal and informal learning about gardening, community food resilience, and climate-adaptive food growing
- A chance to buy locally grown, climate-adapted seeds and plants, exchange seeds with fellow gardeners and farmers, and attend free workshops
- An all-ages event with fun gardening-themed activities for kids!