All About Vermicomposting Workshop Series – Spring Valley

Oct 29, 2022 10:00AM—Nov 05, 2022 12:00PM

Location

Spring Valley Branch Library 836 Kempton Street Spring Valley, CA 91977

Cost $0.00

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Join Solana Center for this workshop series to discover why red wiggler worms are composting superstars! Vermicomposting has a benefit for everyone, whether you want to divert kitchen scraps from the landfill, compost in small spaces, or create a natural fertilizer for your plants. These workshops will teach you all about how to get started and maintain a happy home for red wiggler worms.

Each class will include visual, hands-on demonstrations of vermicomposting systems. Unique content will be covered each week, so we recommend attending both!

  • Week 1 (10/29) will cover:
    • The many benefits of vermicomposting for reducing waste and creating healthy garde
    • Basic requirements for a worm bin and where to site your bin
    • Determine if a store bought or DIY bin is best for your home
    • Examples of various bins and how to make your own stacking or in-ground bins
    • The anatomy of our special red wiggler worms / cocoons
    • Other compost critters found in a healthy worm bin
  • Week 2 (11/5) will cover:
    • Brief review of Week 1
    • Ingredients needed for worms to reproduce and thrive
    • What worms can eat and methods for feeding food scraps
    • What to expect after starting your compost system: maintenance, care, and long-term feeding strategies
    • Troubleshooting tips
    • When and how to harvest castings from your worm bin
    • Using the soil amendment created from your food waste

Please contact us with any questions:
Phone: (760)436-7986  ext. 700
Email: compost@solanacenter.org 


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