Outdoor Worm Bin Harvest & Workshop – September 16
September 16th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vermiculturist Jock Robie will lead an outdoor worm bin harvesting workshop at Merryspring Nature Center on Thursday, September 16 at 6:00 pm.
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 program will take place outdoors. Face masks are recommended, but not required.
Worm bins are offered free of charge, though donations to Merryspring are accepted. Limited space and materials available. To sign up, please contact Merryspring at 236-2239 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 15.