CAMDEN — Vermiculturist Jock Robie returns to lead an outdoor worm bin harvesting workshop Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.
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.
Due to the on-going pandemic, this program will take place outdoors. All guests are advised to wear face masks. In the event of rain or wind, the program will be rescheduled for Thursday, June 25.
This is a free program for all. Those who wish to obtain new worm bins should pre-register by June 16 to reserve a bin. Worm bins are offered free of charge, though donations to Merryspring are accepted. To sign up, please contact Merryspring at 236-2239 or email@example.com
Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.