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Worm Poop Centennial Project with the Victoria Horticultural Society

It is with much gratitude that we launch the Worm Poop Centennial Project! This project is in partnership with the Victoria Horticultural Society who is celebrating 100 years of hands-on gardening education. Through the VHS’ generous donation we are able to give away 100 worm bins to interested non-profit and educational groups when they book a worm composting workshop with us. Get in touch with Elora, to learn more about this initiative at



August Plant Sale: August 7, 10am-1pm *No Lines*

The Compost Education Centre (CEC) is hosting our annual all-organic August plant sale! And best news yet: no COVID-related line-ups! 

The event is on Saturday August 7th, 10am-1pm out front of the CEC demonstration site located at 1216 North Park Street.

The August Organic Plant Sale features local farmers offering a wide variety of organically grown vegetable, flower and herb seedlings to get you off to a successful winter gardening season. Our Eventbrite link will continue to be updated with grower’s information, you can find that here.  What you can look forward to:

• The largest selection of organically grown winter veggie starts all in one place for easy shopping

• Native plants for your low maintenance garden

• Perennial edibles like berry bushes and other fruiting shrubs

• Medicinal herbs like English lavender, chamomile and yarrow

• Culinary herbs like Genovese basil, dill and chives

• Companion plants like marigolds, sweet cicely and comfrey

• Live music!

Come Work With Us!

The Compost Education Centre is hiring a Summer Education & Site Assistant!

We’re looking for someone to support our educational programs (currently offered on-site and in schools w/ COVID safety protocols in place), on-site management (gardening and composting), and some office support. The summer assistant will have opportunities to empower learners in ecological stewardship through learning how to compost, grow their own food, and care for local ecosystems. The summer team member will gain valuable skills in delivering environmental education relating to sustainability, conservation, and protection.

All work will be conducted with adherence to current best COVID-19 safety practices.

This position will start Wednesday July 28th and run for 10 weeks.

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday July 13th at 11:59pm.

Find more details about the position and application requirements here: Summer Education And Site Assistant.

Our Schools Program is now taking youth workshop bookings for Winter and Spring 2021! We have 6 different workshops to choose from for students in Preschool to Grade 12, on topics including composting, worm care, soil ecology, organic gardening and sustainable living. We will be offering our programs in-person with COVID safety protocols in place – such as teaching in outdoor spaces, with smaller groups, and maintaining physical distance from students. Online workshops are also available upon request. See below for full descriptions of all our current youth workshop offerings:

Compost Education Centre – 2021 Schools Program Flyer