Celebrate 25 years of composting and ­conservation with music, food, and beer

›› Marika Smith
The Compost Education Centre is ­celebrating 25 years of composting and conservation this year! Help us ­celebrate many happy years of compost and soil ­conservation education by attending or Spring Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 12th from 6:00 to 10:00pm at the ­Fernwood Inn.

Give back to the earth while listening to uplifting live music, eating delicious food, chatting with friendly folks and ­bidding on fantastic silent auction items like yoga passes, spa packages and gift ­certificates from local eateries.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will directly fund our school workshops and projects such as the Healing City Soils ­Project, an initiative offering free soil tests to analyze Victoria’s soils and create a ­virtual “soil health” map of Victoria ­combined with free workshops on best practices for urban food production.

Fundraising allows us to ­continue to offer these valuable ­projects and to ­educate ­children and adults about the importance of soil conservation, ­composting and ­creating and sustaining local food systems. ­Donations and ­revenues raised from fundraising also help us equip our outdoor ­classroom with science ­equipment for ­budding ­biologists, children’s ­gardening tools and gloves, and art supplies to allow young ­naturalists to document their ­learning. Our goal is to keep our ­educational ­programming accessible for compost ­enthusiasts and soil ­stewards of all ages and community support through fundraising helps us to achieve this.

Details –

What: For the Love of Soil Fundraiser and Silent Auction
When: Wednesday, April 12th 2016, 6:00 to 10:00pm
Where: The Fernwood Inn, 1302 ­Gladstone Avenue
Tickets: $25 includes a pint of Hoyne beer and appetizer buffet, available at eventbrite.ca