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FREE Workshop: Composting Basics

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Learn to make your own backyard compost- a living soil amendment rich in nutrients and micro-organisms!

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What is the recipe for compost success and why does composting matter? This workshop will explore the answer to this question, and will offer instructions on what it takes to produce an amendment for your garden that is rich in beneficial microorganisms and nutrients! We'll cover the 6 factors for composting success, how to choose the best composting system for your needs and how to increase the rodent resistance of your compost pile.

Free attendance to this workshop is generously subsidized by the CRD.

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This workshop will be hosted live online via Zoom. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link by email 30 minutes before the workshop starts. If you do not see the email, check your junk folder.

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Please pre-register for this event.

You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting office@compost.bc.ca

Please be in touch if you are no longer able to attend but hold a ticket so we can make your space available to someone else.

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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.

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The Compost Education Centre, situated on unceded Coast Salish territories, is a non-profit organization with charitable status. The CEC’s mission is to encourage composting, local food production, and conservation, through education to residents living within the CRD. Created as a community resource, the CEC’s intent is to lower barriers to building skills that support soil stewardship and ecological sustainability. Two of the ways the CEC meets this goal are through free and affordable workshop series for adults, and a diverse, interactive, science-based educational program for students and their teachers. The CEC is mandated to teach people of all ages how to create a biologically active, organic garden amendment, as well as why composting and soil conservation are crucial practices for mitigating climate change.

 

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