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August Plant Sale: Vendor List, & COVID Protocols

August Organic Plant Sale
Saturday, August 8, 10am-1pm
Vendor plant list (some vendors missing):
Compost Education Centre

Brussel Sprouts (Igor)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Lennox Cabbage
Galleon Cauliflower
Fordhook Chard
Rainbow Chard
Danish Ballhead Cabbage
Siberian Kale
Rainbow Kale
Lacinato Kale
Red Russian Kale
Kale mix
Collards
Arugula
Red Romaine
Mixed Mustards

Metchosin Farms

-lettuce
-chard
-kale
-salad mix
-collard
-purple sprouting broccoli
-broccoli
-corn salad
-cilantro
-Springbank clover (traditionally-cultivated native food plant – what Clover Point in Victoria is named after)
-white guava
-dragon fruit cactus
-passion fruit vine

Haliburton Farms (Joyful Agriculture)
Black currant
Rosemary
Butterfly milkweed
Mallow
Lavender
Gooseberry

Chard, rainbow
Kale, assorted
Green onion
Snow pea
Rapini
Tatsoi
Lettuces
Cabbage

Fresh Produce:

Tomatoes
Potatoes
Assorted herbs
Kale
Chard
Garlic
Squashes
Flower bouquets

Saanich Organics

Beets, collards, rutabaga, kohlrabi, green onions, cabbage, napa cabbage, chard, lettuce, spinach, mei qing choi, arugula, purple top turnips, red russian kale, sprouting broccoli, tatsoi, corn salad (mache) and cilantro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re open for sales & online workshops! Click here to learn more.

Screenshots of Chris teaching a sheet mulching tutorial
Chris teaches an online sheet mulching tutorial

The Compost Education Centre office is currently closed, but staff are on site for contactless sales Wed-Sat, 10am – 4pm and we have instructional workshops online at various times (check our Eventbrite page for more details).

 

We sell composters, composting accessories, online workshops, memberships (which include a free workshop and 10% off at select local shops), seeds and native plant knowledge cards.

 

Give us a call, 250.386.WORM (9676), to place your order and arrange a pickup time at our gate

 

As always, feel free to peruse our fact sheets for info about everything from best practices for urban gardens to how to DIY your own greenhouse.

 

Regretfully, we do not sell worms or compost from our site currently.

Compost on!

#growyourownfood

#composteducation

#COVID19

 

CEC, COVID-19 Preparedness and Flattening the Curve


The Compost Education Centre is currently doing its part to respond to COVID 19 concerns and working to “flatten the curve” of the outbreak.

Although policies and events are evolving rapidly we are currently:

  • Maintaining a healthy work environment with posted information about how to stop the spread of illness.
  • Encouraging employees, visitors and workshop attendees to stay home when ill, having traveled to one of the countries on Canada’s advisory list or having had recent contact with a sick person.
  • Promoting proper hygiene (hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette) and social distancing among employees, visitors and workshop attendees.
  • Ensuring easy availability of soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer products.
  • Expanding and establishing policies and tools that enable employees to work from home.

You can connect to trusted information via the Office of the Provincial Health Officer or the BC Centre for Disease Control.