Kids and their parents worked on a special kids garden last year at the Compost Education Centre. This year’s season is being kicked off with a series of workshops.

Learn to compost, grow your own food and live right at the Campbell River Compost Education Centre

Campbell River’s Compost Education Centre kicks off this season with a series of workshops

The Campbell River Compost Education Centre is kicking off its new season with a series of workshops promoting sustainability and healthy living.

Essential Oils Workshop

Come and learn some new tips and Do-It-Yourself ideas on how to create a non-toxic home. Instructor Becky Wolfe will talk about some of the ingredients that are in personal care products, cleaning products, gardening products and more and how they can affect our overall health and wellness.

Wolfe will also share a few simple natural alternatives that participants can make themselves to replace and reduce exposure to some of these ingredients.

She will also be covering some in-depth information on why essential oils are such a hot topic right now and how these oils can be used safely and effectively.

The Essential Oils Workshop (indoor workshop) takes place Wednesday, May 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Compost Education Centre (228 S. Dogwood).

Climate Chaos in your Garden

This workshop attempts to answer the question of how to grow food when the only predictable weather forecast is unpredictability.

Join local farmer and agronomist Arzeena Hamir in a discussion on techniques and tips to growing under climate chaos. From soil to harvest, these practical tips will help your garden continue production whatever mother nature throws your way.

This garden workshop (indoor workshop) runs May 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Compost Education Centre.

Composting 101 Workshops

Do you have fruit flies, smells or questions regarding your composter? Are you interested in learning how to compost?

Join Elaine Jansen, the Compost Diva, for this informative workshop on composting. Learn how to correct any issues in your composter and take away some helpful suggestions for successful composting that will benefit the whole family.

These outdoor workshops take place June 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on those dates.