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Vermiculture Workshop at Merryspring Nature Center

Posted Feb. 14, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 15, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.
A comparison of lettuce grown with (L) and without (R) worm castings.
A comparison of lettuce grown with (L) and without (R) worm castings.

Jock Robie of Mainely Worm Bins will lead a vermiculture workshop at Merryspring Nature Center on Saturday, February 23 from 9 am to 12 pm.

During this three-hour workshop, Mr. Robie will discuss using earthworms as an ecologically sound, cost-efficient and odorless way to break down kitchen waste into helpful soil amendments. Participants will receive instruction on how to build the vermiculture worm bins, and end the workshop constructing their own bins. Worms will not be provided, but guests will receive information on how to obtain them, as well as follow-up and troubleshooting assistance for new worm farmers.

Jock 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 class is part of the Weekend Workshop series at Merryspring, sponsored by Camden Real Estate. The cost of this workshop is $10 for Merryspring members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for this session with a limit of 15 people. To sign up, please contact Merryspring at 236-2239 or email info@merryspring.org.

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