Adult Workshops

The Compost Education Centre is pleased to offer a diverse range of workshops on composting, organic gardening, and sustainable living topics every year.  Check out what’s coming up at the Centre on this page, below, or click your way over to our Eventbrite page for the full line-up and descriptions!   Our workshops always fill up, pre-registration is necessary.

You can register for workshops through our Eventbrite page, by calling the Centre at 250-386-9676, or by emailing us at Be sure to double check dates and times on the workshop listings on Eventbrite. Each link below will take you to the event page.

Some are online, some are in person, some have both options available. 

Click the workshops below to find out more, and to register. 





Jan 30: Winter Fruit Tree Pruning

Feb 6: FREE Workshop: Composting basics

Feb 20: Planning Your Year Round Veggie Garden

Feb 20: Rainwater Harvesting

Feb 27: Growing Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest

Feb 27: Advanced Fruit Tree Pruning

Mar 6: FREE Workshop: Composting Basics

Mar 6: Greenhouse Growing

Mar 13: From Seed to Seedling

Mar 17: Gardening for Garry Oak Ecosystems

Mar 20: Making Sub Irrigated Bucket Planters 

Mar 27: FREE Workshop: Worm Composting

Mar 27: Grow Your own Food 101

Mar 31: Native Seeds for Gardens and Restorations

Apr 10: Container Gardening

Apr 10: Soil Amendments: What and When

Apr 17: FREE Workshop: Advanced Composting

Apr 24: FREE Workshop: Really Important Tiny Lives

Apr 24: Regenerative Agriculture for the Home Garden

May 1: FREE Workshop: Composting Basics

May 1: Do You Know What Your Veggies Really need? 

May 8: Spring Organic Plant Sale

May 15: Building Healthy Soil for the Home Garden

May 15: Growing Medicinal Herbs

May 29: Indigenous Plant Walk 

June 5: Indigenous Plant Walk for Black Indigenous and People of Colour

June 5: FREE Workshop Composting Basics 

June 12: Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit 

June 19: Botanical Illustrations (In Person)

June 26: Why do Flowers and Bees Love Each Other so Much?

June 26: Botanical Illustrations (Online)

July 10: Bugs in the Garden: The Good, The bad, and The Merely Ugly

July 10: Solar Dehydrating

August 7: August Organic Plant Sale

August 28: Grow Your Own Mushrooms

August 28: Summer Pruning

September 11: FREE Workshop: Composting Basics

September 11: Hot Water Bath Canning

September 18: Worm Composting

September 18: Fermenting Hard Cider

September 25: FREE Workshop: Soil: Really Important Tiny Lives

September 25: Pressure Canning

October 2: FREE Workshop: Composting Basics

October 2: Fermented Sauces and Salsa

October 16: FREE Workshop: Advanced Composting

October 23: Creating a Winter Herbal Medicine Kit

October 30: Gluten Free Sourdough Making and Baking

October 30: SEMSEMÍYE: Indigenous Pollinator Stories

November 6: FREE Workshop: Composting Basics

November 6: Perennial Vegetables

November 13: Advanced Mushroom Growing Techniques

November 13: Fermenting Tempeh

November 20: FREE Workshop: Advanced Composting: Sheet Mulching

November 20: Fermenting Miso

November 27: Resilient Lifestyles: Permaculture 101


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