Community Ivy Removal
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) Nation and Project Reclaim are hosting a community Ivy Removal, come help restore this playground and Native plant site – Please contact ekelch@crd.bc.ca for location details.

Hugelkultur Gardening Workshop at Wildwood Nursery @ Wildwood Nursery
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hugelkultur gardening will increases your growing potential. Our workkshop will educate you on the five different food-growing areas. We show you how to use this method of gardening to reduce the need for watering.
You will create a mini Hugelkultur Garden – to take home!
To book your desired workshop please contact the relevant venue. If you want to know more about any of the workshops, please fee free to email davefriend@friendlyorganics.ca
Dinter 250 748 2023

Wildwood 250 658 5415
Indigenous Plant Walk @ Compost Education Centre
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Ashley Cooper in exploring the native plants that dwell here at the Compost Education Centre and learn about their traditional uses. We will also consider the larger bioregion that underlies the cityscape and discuss how we can grow beyond a colonial system of food production into one that also respects traditional foods, native ecosystems, and the indigenous cultures of this land.

Instructor Bio:

Ashley Cooper (Tsartlip First Nation) is a SENĆOŦEN language specialist and education coordinator for the PEPÁḴEṈ HAUTW̱ Program; she is currently working hard to revitalize important cultural knowledge and practices in her community and beyond.

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 office@compost.bc.ca

The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—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.