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Worm Bin Harvest and Workshop – September 5

September 5th, 2019: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our resident vermiculturist Jock Robie leads this program where established worm composters can harvest their castings, and teach beginners how to compost kitchen waste into useful soil amendements using earthworms.

6 pm
Free to All
Those who would like to obtain a worm bin contact 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org

Vermiculture is the process of using earthworms to odorlessly and naturally digest kitchen waste into useful soil amendments for flower and vegetable gardens. The Worm Bin Harvest Party will allow current vermicomposters to meet and harvest the season’s castings, as well as provide beginners with a crash course on how to get started.

Robie will speak about the basics of vermiculture, including sourcing materials, worm care, bin maintenance, aeration, insect control, making “worm tea,” and how to use and store castings.

Robie founded Mainely Worm Bins in 2011 after keeping worms for four years. He provides his vermiculture classes as a public service and has presented all over the east coast between Virginia and Maine.

This is a free program for all. Those who wish to obtain new worm bins should pre-register to reserve a bin. Worm bins are offered free of charge, though donations to Merryspring are accepted.


September 5th, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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