Worm Bin Harvest And Workshop

Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Merryspring Nature Center
30 Conway Road
207-236-2239

Vermiculturist Jock Robie will lead an outdoor worm bin harvesting workshop at Merryspring Nature Center on Thursday, May 19 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. All guests should bring a face-mask for any close-contact situations and dress appropriately for the weather.

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 info@merryspring.org by Wednesday, May 18.

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