New Complimentary Workshops Coming to Sooke: Enhancing Community Resiliency and Food Security

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – Together, the Sooke Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library, the Compost Education Centre and the District of Sooke, are excited to announce a series of complimentary workshops aimed at bolstering community resiliency and food security! These workshops are designed to educate and empower residents with practical skills for sustainable living, waste reduction, and soil health.
Upcoming sessions include:

Composting Crash Course

Discover the art and science of composting in this comprehensive workshop. Learn the essential ingredients for successful composting and understand its critical role in reducing landfill waste and promoting climate health. Participants will receive hands-on guidance on creating nutrient-rich compost, choosing appropriate composting systems, and enhancing compost piles to resist rodents. Advanced topics such as hot composting, compost tea, and in-situ composting methods will also be covered.

Zero Waste Living

Imagine a lifestyle with zero waste. This workshop will explore practical strategies for minimizing waste in every room of your home, from the bathroom to the kitchen and beyond. Learn simple changes that can lead to a significant reduction in household waste. Participants will also make a personal commitment to a waste reduction action, fostering a supportive community of accountability and progress.

Build Incredible Soil

Healthy soil is the foundation of all life on Earth. This workshop will delve into the composition and chemistry of soil, the role of beneficial soil microbes, and effective gardening methods to enhance soil health. Attendees will learn expert techniques for composting, mulching, and building soil organic matter year-round, empowering them to cultivate thriving gardens.
  • Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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All workshops take place at the Sooke Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library, located at 6671 Wadams Way. Advanced registration is required for these free sessions.
These workshops reflect a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, and are a part of District’s implementation of the Sooke 2030: Climate Action Plan. Funding support is provided through the Provincial Local Government Climate Action Program and the District of Sooke’s Climate Action program.
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About Vancouver Island Regional Library
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is one of the largest library systems in British Columbia, offering a wide range of services and resources to the communities it serves. VIRL is dedicated to fostering lifelong learning, literacy, and community engagement.
About Compost Education Centre
The Compost Education Centre provides composting and ecological gardening education to help build healthy, sustainable communities. They offer resources and training to support individuals and groups in waste reduction and soil management practices.