We’re Hiring: Marketing and Communications Assistant (Funding Dependent)

March 31, 2022

Please note: This position is dependent upon Canada Summer Jobs Funding.

The Compost Education Centre (CEC) is a charitable, not for profit organization that provides composting, organic gardening and conservation education to residents of the Capital Regional District (CRD).

Work Week:  The workweek is currently Wednesday-Saturday, 9:00am – 4:30pm, (30-hour per week with a paid 30-minute lunch break; 60 hr pay period).

Job Start Date: April 27, 2022, runs for 16 weeks.

Job End Date: August 14, 2022

A total of: 480 hours

Wage: $19.39 p/hr

For More Details, Click the Link Provided Below. 

Marketing and Communications Assistant Co-op Job Description 2022

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Community Announcement: Food & Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator

October 28, 2021

Pender Islands Community Hall is looking for a Food & Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator! This is a great opportunity for a person interested in food, farming, gardening, heritage, research and activity programming.

Full time until March 31, flexible hours, some virtual hours.

 

Click this link to find learn more and how to apply: 2021 – 2022 Food & Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator

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Food Security Connections Film

October 27, 2021

In 2021 the Food Security Connections Video came together as a collaborative project of the Food Literacy Working Group of the Good Food Network and the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR). This project was funded by an Island Health, Community Wellness Grant and supported by the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR).

The video is meant to spur dialogues and discussions around food insecurity, hear stories from people in our community and from individuals and organizations that are working to alleviate food insecurity through food justice efforts.

Video Production UATE Storied Learning | www.uatestories.com/

Locations in Video The Compost Education Centre www.compost.bc.ca

Victoria Native Friendship Centre www.vnfc.ca/

Saanich Neighbourhood Place www.saanichneighbourhoodplace.com/

Food Rescue Project of the Food Share Network(Capital Region) www.foodsharenetwork.com/-

 

To learn more about the Food Security Connections Video and it’s complimentary education package please visit www.crfair.ca

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Worm Poop Centennial Project

August 25, 2021

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 education@compost.bc.ca

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

May 27, 2020

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

 

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June 22nd, 11-3: Summer Solstice Garden Party

May 30, 2019

Join the Compost Education Centre on June 22nd from 11-3pm for our Summer Solstice Garden Party, a satellite event of Fernfest, located in the Teaching Gardens of the Compost Education Centre in the heart of Fernwood!

Chock full of awesomeness, the Summer Solstice Garden Party, which is part AGM, part community celebration and part silent auction, is sure to deliver the goods during a packed weekend. Heck, with all the fun things going on around the city, we might as well call it a city-wide Summer Solstice Festival!

At the Compost Education Centre, located at 1216 North Park, we will hold our Annual General Meeting from 11-12. Here, members in good standing can vote on issues important to our organization and learn about the CEC’s extraordinary accomplishments in 2018. AGM attendees are automatically entered to win a door prize, and also receive a free meal ticket for our afternoon bbq in the garden! (Yep, we’re bribing you to show up for an important meeting.)

Following the AGM, at 12 and 2pm, our Site Manager, Kayla, will lead interactive site tours. Not gonna be here at 11 for our AGM, or not familiar with our site? Never fear, volunteers at Fernfest’s Field of Dreams will be waiting to guide folks to our Teaching Gardens, and signage around the neighborhood will point you in the right direction. During these 30 minute Site Tours guests will learn through sight, smell, touch and taste about our Teaching Gardens and multifaceted educational programming.

From 12:30-2:30 we’ll be serving up bbq eats and ice cold drinks by donation; simultaneously we will be hosting our annual silent auction in our Strawbale Classroom. Auction items are comprised of donations from an array of local businesses, from swanky restaurants, to useful gardening supplies, and those much needed self-care gift cards!

So come, celebrate the fruits of our garden (and our labor), relax and visit in the garden with good music, good food and good company while supporting the Compost Education Centre’s commitment to accessible education, environmental sustainability, and, undoubtedly, composting. Whether you’re a longtime friend of the Compost Education Centre or a first time visitor we would love to have you!

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How to Apply Vermicompost (Worm Castings) To Your Veggie Bed

August 2, 2018

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Spring Soil Prep by Alysha Punnett

April 5, 2018

Read the article here.

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New Factsheet: #17 Understanding Compostable Plastics

July 12, 2017

#17 Understanding Compostable Plastics

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Organic Pest Management by Alysha Punnett

July 6, 2017

Alysha Punnett wrote an excellent article published in the Village Vibe about organic pest management.  Check it out here!

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