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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Bees & Pollen with the GVPL

October 22, 2021

What’s all the buzz about bees? Join the Compost Education Centre and the Greater Victoria Public Library to learn about the importance of pollinators and discover little known facts about native bees and the integral role they play in our local ecosystem! We’ll chat about how you can help care for bees, and demonstrate a fun and simple way to make your yard and garden more bee friendly!

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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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March 22, 2021

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February 3, 2021

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

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Our 2021 seeds have arrived!

January 29, 2021

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Job Posting: Executive Director

January 13, 2021

We are Hiring and Executive Director! Please click here to view the whole posting and application instructions.

 

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Our 2021 Workshops are now Open for Registration!

December 19, 2020

Click here to see what new and exciting workshops we are hosting.

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*New* Factsheet #19 Bioremediation for Urban Gardeners

September 23, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new factsheet: #19 Bioremediation for Urban Gardeners, written by soil toxicologist and HCS program creator Danielle Stevenson, as part of our Healing City Soils project!
This factsheet is an introduction to beginner-level phyto (plant) remediation in soils that are contaminated with low-to-moderate levels of heavy metals. By working with native and non-native plants phyto-remediation is a process that slowly extracts heavy metal contaminants from soil. The factsheet is available for free online at our website: https://compost.bc.ca/…/09/19-Bioremediation_no-image.pdf
Bioremediation for Urban Gardeners is the third factsheet in the CEC’s factsheet series all about soil health and best practices if higher-than-normal levels of heavy metals are detected in your soil. If you’re interested in diving in, we recommend that you start with Factsheets #11 and #12, which introduce you to soil contamination and best practices for growing food in urban spaces.
The beautiful image pictured is snip of our ‘Hyperaccumulator’ poster created by local artist Natassia Davies (@ natassiaashley on Instagram), which will soon be available for sale at the CEC- stay tuned!
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2019 Annual Report and Un-Audited Financials

September 12, 2020

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