We’re Hiring!

November 30, 2016


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We are seeking a highly organized, energetic and motivated person to join our team as an Administration and Communications Coordinator. This is a permanent position with a 21 hour work week (Wednesday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm).

The Administration and Communications Coordinator is responsible for all office administrative duties, communications activities, community education and outreach, report and grant writing assistance.

Click here for the full job posting

Submit a resume, cover letter and references via email by 11:59pm on Monday January 2nd, 2017

Resume should be submitted to Marika Smith at info@compost.bc.ca

Subject Heading:  Administration and Communications Coordinator Application

Resume Filename: LastName_FirstName_Application_2017

We thank all those who apply for their interest in our organization, but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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What on Earth? Stories Rooted in Land and Nature, Nov 4th, 7:30-9:30

August 31, 2016


Storytellers_Guild_Fundraiser_Poster_webJoin the Victoria Storytellers’ Guild for an evening of stories rooted in land and nature.

You are welcome to come to listen or can also bring a story of your own to share. Stories can be of different lengths up to 10 minutes or so. Shorter stories are welcome, too. They can be folk tales, fairy tales, myths, legends, personal stores (happened to the teller or someone close to them), can have some singing or response from the audience. They must be told “by heart”, that is, not read from text or with the use of notes.

Admission by donation at the door, with all proceeds going to support the Compost Education Centre’s programming. Tea and cookies will be provided

When:  7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday, November 4th

Where:  1831 Fern St., the Quakers’ Meeting Hall.

 

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Fall Organic Plant Sale on Saturday August 27th!

August 3, 2016


AugustPlantSale Poster 2016Our annual August Organic Plant Sale is coming up on Saturday Aug 27th, 10am-2pm at the Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St!

The sale is a great chance to get local, organic veggie starts for winter growing! Come on out to the little sister of our spring organic plant sale and get your greens for the winter. Kale, broccoli, cabbage, salad greens, culinary herbs, medicinal herbs and much, much more will be available.

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You’re invited to the Compost Education Centre AGM on Sat April 23rd!

April 16, 2016


oca and jolliesIt’s that time of year again where we gather to review the past year, our plans for the new year, enjoy delicious food, and learn something new!   Join us for our AGM in our urban oasis in the heart of Fernwood at 1216 North Park Street.   The AGM will take place from 1:00-3:00 on Saturday April 23rd.

Our knowledgeable Site Manager Alysha will be leading an interactive site tour through our beautiful demonstration gardens where you can learn firsthand about the many sustainable systems and permaculture techniques we have in place, including our new aquaponics system, rainwater harvesting systems and the many options we have for on-site food waste reduction and diversion.

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM.  Members who have been in good standing with the Compost Education Centre have voting rights at the meeting.  Your input is vital – so we hope to see you there!

To view the report in PDF format, click here.

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Spring Organic Plant Sale Saturday May 7th

April 14, 2016


Saturday, May 7th from 10am-2pm!  Amazing, all-organic, all-local veggie, herb and flower starts for your garden sold right outside the Compost Education Centre at 1216 North Park St.!

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Rainwater Harvesting Education Day is April 16th!

April 13, 2016


Rainy-Days-Compost-Ed-Centre-2016-Poster-Letter (1)We are thrilled to be hosting two great rainwater harvesting workshops, as well as a stormwater management specialist from the City of Victoria who will be on-hand to answer questions!

But that’s not all — our wonderful friends at Van Isle Water  are offering all workshop attendees a coupon that can be redeemed for 15% off all rainwater harvesting materials!

INTRO TO RAINWATER HARVESTING, 10:00am-12:00pm, $20.   Register here.
This introductory workshop is perfect for people who are keen to start learning all about rainwater harvesting. The workshop will define and explain watersheds, lay out the principles of rainwater harvesting, define terms such as greywater and blackwater, and go over the laundry to landscape system of rainwater containment using techniques such as cisterns and earthworks.

RAINWATER HARVESTING INTEGRATED DESIGN, 2:00-4:00pm, $20.  Register here.
This workshop will help you get started designing a rainwater harvesting system for your household. We will cover site assessment, water budgeting, design work, and evaluation of different systems. Please bring a plan/overhead view of your site if possible, as we will be doing hands-on work.

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Compost Education Centre Spring Fundraiser on April 6th!

March 16, 2016


For-the-Love-Soil-Poster-2016Join us for our Spring Fundraiser to give back to the earth while having fun, chatting with friendly folks and bidding on fantastic silent auction items!

The wonderful musical talent that is the Blackwood Two will be performing their acoustic melodies and your ticket includes a pint of Hoyne beer and an appetizer buffet.  Tickets are $25 and are available online through Eventbrite.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will directly fund our school workshops and projects such as the Healing City Soils Project, an initiative offering free soil tests to analyze Victoria’s soils and create a virtual “soil health” map of Victoria. Fundraising allows us to continue these great projects and to educate children and adults about the importance of soil conservation, composting and creating and sustaining local food systems.

Bid on fantastic silent auction items generously donated by:

 

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November 7th is Mushroom Education Day!

September 25, 2015


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FOR THE LOVE OF SOIL EDUCATION DAY JUNE 6TH

May 13, 2015


Special lecture and workshops to celebrate compost, the “heartbeat” of our soil!

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Converted Freezer Composter Workshop on May 30th

May 9, 2015


Join us for a demonstration on how to convert an old freezer into an efficient composter that is completely rodent and bear proof!  Continue reading “Converted Freezer Composter Workshop on May 30th”

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