CAMDEN — Vermiculturist Jock Robie will lead an outdoor worm bin harvesting workshop Thursday, Sept. 24, 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 ongoing pandemic, this program will take place outdoors. All guests must wear face masks and dress for weather. In the event of rain or wind, the program will be rescheduled for Thursday, October 1.
This is a free program for all, but guests are required to preregister.
Space is limited, and those who wish to obtain a worm bin must sign up by Wednesday, September 23. 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