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Making Sub-Irrigated Bucket Planters

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Learn how to make sub-irrigated bucket planters using recycled materials for your patio or balcony garden!

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This workshop is an introduction to methods of patio and balcony gardening starting with simple DIY sub-irrigated bucket. These buckets allow for thirsty plants to utilize water from a reservoir, in a two bucket stacked system making it easy to maintain and care for your balcony and patio gardens. These systems are great for heavy feeders like tomatoes and peppers and other plants that like heat, water, and humidity!

Instructor Bio: As the Site Manager and Community Education Coordinator at the Compost Education centre, Kayla Siefried practices organic gardening and permaculture in the Compost Education Centre’s gardens and in her own urban backyard. She’s gathered knowledge from a variety of wise teachers after living and working on numerous permaculture inspired food growing farms in Canada, Australia, Ecuador, Cambodia. She’s completed various permaculture and gardening trainings, after she completed her formal education at the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies. Kayla has also spent time facilitating a wide variety of learning opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschoolers all the way up to adults. She thrives on sharing her knowledge with others, and when she’s not teaching, playing in the garden, she’s likely cooking and preserving up a storm in the kitchen, dancing, crafting, hiking or camping!


If you are attending a workshop in person, COVID protocols will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance.

If you are attending a workshop online, zoom meeting details will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the workshop starts. If you do not see the email, check your junk folder.

NOTE: Due to the ever changing nature of the Pandemic and Public Health Orders, there is a chance this workshop will only be available online – if you purchase an In Person ticket, and Public Health Orders don’t allow in person events you will be invited to attend online. Refunds are only available within 30 days of purchase.


Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.

There are a limited amount of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for folks who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). The Compost Education Centre is in the process of examining the ways in which our program accessibility can be improved for all members of our community. This ticket gesture is by no means a fulsome examination of the systems of oppression that exist for people inside and outside of our community. We welcome your ideas and feedback.

Please pre-register for this event.

Customers can request a refund within 30 days of ticket purchase. After 30 days refunds and workshop exchanges are not permitted due to administrative staffing capacity.

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


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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