Soil supports plant life and it is vital to life on earth! In this workshop we’ll dig deeper with into the biology of soil: the soil food web, and the myriad benefits that soil microbes have in the soil ecosystem and in turn our food system. We’ll discuss the most effective ways to steward this living medium, and come away with a inspired understanding of the intricate ways life in the soil, supports all life on earth.
Free attendance to this workshop is generously subsidized by the CRD.
This workshop is happening in person only. Any health and safety protocols will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance. Please dress appropriately for all types of weather, the workshop may be outside or in our unheated strawbale building.
Please pre-register for this event.
You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please be in touch if you are no longer able to attend but hold a ticket so we can make your space available to someone else.
This workshop will be hosted live online via Zoom, integrated with Eventbrite. You will get a link to the Zoom meeting upon registering for the event.
Accessibility info: The Compost Education Centre site has paths made of stone gravel (20%), and wood chips (80%). Mobility devices with wheels (such as wheelchairs, walkers etc.) are sometimes difficult to use on site, especially on the gravel paths. 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 and has a small step up from the gravel pathway, and another small step up from the washroom boardwalk.
The Compost Education Centre is located on unceeded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen people— specifically 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.