Vermiculturist Jock Robie will lead an outdoor worm bin harvesting workshop, Thursday, May 20, 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.
This program will take place outdoors. All guests must wear face masks and dress for 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 email@example.com by Wednesday, May 19.
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. For more information on this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org o r call 207-236-2239.