The Compost Education Centre

The Compost Education Centre


The Victoria Compost Education Centre is a non-profit organization with charitable status that provides composting and organic gardening education to residents of the CRD.

Our mission is to promote composting, conservation, local food production, organic gardening and urban sustainability which is accomplished by being a retail and educational retail resource through their demonstration site, staff, volunteers, outreach, and workshops for children and adults.

Services Offered

The Compost Education Centre offers a variety of services to CRD residents including:

  • Free Educational Literature
  • Interactive site tours, workshops, & presentations
  • Programs for elementary & high schools
  • Compost bin showcase & organic demonstration site
  • Compost Educator & Volunteer Training Program
  • Community Outreach
  • Compost Club membership & newsletter
  • Composters & related products for sale
  • Straw Bale demonstration building
  • Resource library

    School Programs

    Our environmentally focused and interactive programs serve children and youth in elementary, middle and high schools, preschools, clubs and summer groups in the Capital Regional District. Workshops are offered Wednesday to Friday. Programs range from one to two hours and may be delivered at our demonstration site or at your facility. Programs can be booked by calling our Education Coordinator at 386-WORM (9676) during our regular office hours. Workshops are offered Wednesday to Friday, January to November. We have three different programming areas:

  • Compost Kids, for children from preschool to grade 3
  • Intermediate Programs for grades 4 through 8
  • High School Prgrams for grades 9 through 12
  • Interactive Tours, for preschool through grade 12

    What teachers have said:

    "We loved our worm info session. The Preschoolers have really taken on the composting lifestyle and are taking very good care of the worms. Thanks very much!!"

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