May Worm Wranglin’

May 25, 2024 9:00AM—11:00AM

Location

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation 137 N El Camino real Encinitas, CA 92024

Cost $0.00

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Join us at Solana Center’s home base for an unforgettable volunteering experience where you’ll get up close and personal with our resident worms. At Worm Wranglin’, you’ll actively contribute to our mission of teaching San Diegans about the value of vermicomposting (composting with worms). Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of worms and make a lasting impact on our community’s sustainability efforts. Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Separate worms from their castings: Learn the art of gently separating the hardworking worms from their nutrient-rich castings.

  2. Sift castings: Discover the importance of castings (worm waste) in enriching soil and aiding plant growth. 

  3. Build new worm beds: Participate in constructing new worm beds, expanding our capacity to produce compost, more worms, and provide demonstration sites for the community.

Through your efforts, you’ll not only care for these amazing compost critters but also foster a sense of environmental responsibility in our community. Here are some important details:

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes:

  • Attire: Dress comfortably in clothes that can get dirty, and don’t forget to wear closed-toe shoes. Please adapt your clothing choices to the weather conditions as most of the work will be done outside.

  • Bring: Carry a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the volunteering session. If you prefer using your own work gloves, feel free to bring them along.

  • Experience Needed: No prior experience is necessary! We welcome volunteers of all skill levels, so come as you are and be ready to learn and contribute.

  • Age Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 5 years old. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will sign up on their behalf.

  • Physical Requirements: This opportunity involves hands-on work with worms and other composting bugs. You should be comfortable handling these critters and able to lift up to 20 pounds. If you have any concerns or limitations regarding lifting weight but still wish to participate, please contact us at volunteer@solanacenter.org.

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Whether you’re an environmental enthusiast or simply curious about the wonders of vermicomposting, join us at Worm Wranglin’ and discover the joy of making a difference. To learn more about our organization, explore our programs, access free resources, and delve into composting topics, visit the links below:

  • About Solana Center: Discover our history and learn about the dedicated individuals behind our organization.
  • Our Programs: Explore the various programs we offer to promote sustainability and environmental awareness.
  • Our Resources: Access a wealth of information on composting and related subjects, enhancing your knowledge and skills.
  • Our Blog Posts: Dive deeper into composting and sustainability by exploring our blog, packed with insightful articles.