Compost Education Centres open doors this week

The compost education centre offers a variety of free workshops on composting, organic gardening, conservation and lawn care

The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service will open the compost education centre in Campbell River (228 South Dogwood Street) today at 10 a.m.

The compost education centre offers a variety of free workshops on composting, organic gardening, conservation and lawn care. The on-site educators are there to provide facility tours, to showcase the benefits of diverting organics through composting, to answer questions and to give helpful tips on maintaining a backyard composting program.

The centre is beginning the season with a variety of programs targeting different age groups and areas of interest.

In Campbell River, the event season will start this Saturday with the compost education centre centre jointly hosting a mason bee workshop with the City of Campbell River at the community centre, 401-11th Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. Guest speaker, Al Morton, will cover such topics as the lifestyle of our native mason bee and the importance of pollination, how, when and where to start to start your bee colony, and the building of bee houses, nesting boxes and nesting tubes. CSWM educator Elaine Jansen will welcome guests to the compost education centre and give an overview of the programs that are being offered throughout the season.

For more information on all the workshops and presentations visit www.cswm.ca/composting.