About Us

We are a non-profit organization with charitable status providing composting, waste diversion, and ecological gardening education to CRD residents.  Our core funding is generously provided by the CRD. 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.

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Our mission:

To cultivate resilient communities, which enable the land and all living beings to thrive.


Our Vision:

The Compost Education Centre reconnects many people, young and old, to simple, land based, resiliency practices.  Our organizational practices sustain the CEC, the natural environment, and our communities.  We actively work towards right relations, anti-oppression and environmental justice in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples on whose land we work.



Resiliency: Vibrant, adaptable, flourishing land, communities, employees, volunteers and organization



A welcoming, safer space for all that increases access to resources.  Access to all ages and intergenerational focus.



Indigenous land rights, right relations, anti-oppression and environmental justice woven through all the work we do


The mandate of the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre is to encourage composting and conservation: 

Planting kale in August that will be harvested throughout the winter
One of the many spaghetti squash that planted itself in the raspberry patch.
James Davis, volunteer building our large Solar Dehydrator found on-site.
Launch of the Worm Poop Centennial Project in collaboration with the Victoria Horticultural Society
Healing City Soils program installation of Bioremediation plot at SṈIDȻEȽ.
Flipping hot compost.

We provide a wide range of services to Capital Regional District residents, including:


We are open:
Wednesday to Saturday
10am – 4pm

1216 North Park Street
Victoria BC, Canada V8T 1C9

250.386.WORM (9676)

Accessibility info: The pathways of the Compost Education Centres’ gardens are comprised of woodchips. There are three steps to get into the retail and office building. The strawbale learning classroom is accessed via a wooden ramp, and has a wide double door and a ramp leading up to it. Once inside everything is flat.

There is a single-stall gender neutral washroom on site. The washroom is not wheelchair accessible. There is a 5″ step up from the wood chip pathway onto the washroom boardwalk, and another 2″ step up from the washroom boardwalk into the washroom.