Intensive Vermiculture Workshop
10:00 am - noon
Spring into Gardening 2011
Sunday March 27- Pierce School - 50 School Street Brookline
Sadie Richards, a member of the Urban Homesteader's League and the North Shore Permaculture Group, will present this 2-hour hands-on Intensive Vermiculture* Workshop where you can::
- make a worm bin to take home;
- settle some worms in their bedding;
- learn how to keep the worms well fed with household waste; and
- learn how to use the compost they produce to nourish your garden
“Worms are wonderful composters which can easily be kept by anyone who wishes to reduce his or her contribution to the waste stream while simultaneously producing nutrient-rich plant fertilizer conveniently in one's home. Worm bins allow you to compost your paper and food waste year-round, and they provide an excellent learning opportunity for children and adults alike. In this hands-on workshop Sadie will cover the basics of worm-rearing, and provide you with the knowledge as well as the tools to become a master vermiculturist. Topics covered will include basic worm biology, bin setup, worm feeding, maintenance, troubleshooting and worm compost harvesting. You will leave the workshop with informational handouts and a worm bin that you have made out of a recycled plastic bin, complete with bedding and a worm colony that is ready to begin transforming your kitchen scraps into compost."
$25 workshop registration fee plus $13 for materials applies to this workshop in addition to general admission. Materials fee is payable to the workshop leader at the workshop.
* Vermiculture - ”the cultivation of annelid worms (as earthworms or bloodworms) especially for use as bait or in composting “ Merriam Webster online