Organics in spotlight during Victoria compost education sale

Get tips on gardening, as well as deals on composting supplies

The Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre hosts its organic plant sale, Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the centre’s demonstration site, 1216 North Park St. Almost a dozen local farmers will be on hand selling a variety of annual, perennial, edible, medicinal, herbal and native plants.

Centre staff and knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to offer advice on composting, organic gardening and sustainable living tips. Bluegrass music will be provided by Dick Pollard and Friends and beverages and fresh baked garden-inspired goodies will be available from Fernwood Coffee.

Anyone purchasing composting and gardening supplies and accessories is eligible for the member’s rate of 10 per cent off. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, drop by the site Wednesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., or call 250-386-9676.

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