Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting or Vermiculture is a composting method where worms convert food scraps into two of the best amendments on earth: worm castings, a fancy name for worm poop, and worm tea, a liquid fertilizer derived from either castings and/or the leachate collected from a worm bin. Vermicomposting is a great way to compost for people who don’t have yard waste, live in apartments, condominiums, or mobile home parks. The worms do most of the work so it would also be an easy method for someone who doesn’t have the strength to do regular composting with yard waste. This type of composting can also be done in a classroom.

This is a completely different system from backyard composting because it does not use yard waste, and is most commonly done in a container which allows for the collection of the leachate. It is neat, easy and odorless when done correctly.

Vermicomposting Class

This class teaches residents about vermicomposting, a composting method where worms convert food scraps into two of the best amendments on earth: worm castings, a fancy name for worm poop; and worm tea, a liquid fertilizer derived from either castings or the leachate collected from a worm bin.  Residents learn how to care for the worms, make bedding, and harvest a worm bin. 

Make-Your-Own Worm Bin Workshop

Following the Vermicomposting class, there is a hands-on workshop where attendees make their own worm bins to take home.  Participants are taught how to harvest worms and receive enough worms to start their bin.  Click HERE for the supply list.  Class size is limited.

Click HERE to download the class schedule.

The schedule is subject to change without notice. Events may close due to inclement weather. If you require reasonable accommodations, please call our main office at least one week before the event. Please check back often for schedule updates.

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