Composting with Red Worms


Deb Carey will be the speaker for the June meeting of the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group (EGG). 

Deb is the organizer of EGG and has been composting with red worms and sharing that knowledge with others for years. Worm composting is using worms to recycle food scraps and other organic material into a valuable soil amendment called vermicompost, or worm compost. Worms eat food scraps and produce a nutrient-rich compost that plants love. It is a great option for reclaiming these nutrients for those who don't have space for an outdoor composting system.

Deb will cover how to set up and maintain a healthy worm composting system. She will go over types of containers, bedding options and the best kind of kitchen scraps to feed them. You'll also go home with some red worms of your own to get you started, if you are ready. 

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing – veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at [masked] or[masked]-5629.

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  • Boiester

    I have notified folks that the teacher's worms turned out to be earthworms.. :( So folks can come visit me tomorrow 9-10 am to pu vermicomposting worms at my house.

    June 25

  • Terri R.

    Did anyone take notes to write up a blog post I can study???

    June 18

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Terri -

      June 21

    • Elizabeth

      Deb had a handout and she might be able to share, if you emailed her.

      June 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative. My new red worms feasted on carrot peels and lettuce.

    1 · June 18

  • Boiester

    Lots to talk about and share. We had a raffle and look who won the bin!

    June 18

  • Sara

    I'm looking forward to seeing you all tonight!

    June 17

    • Terri R.

      And I'm JEALOUS!

      1 · June 17

    • Sara

      Sorry you can not join us, Terri. I look forward to seeing you soon, too, whatever the next opportunity to cross paths may be!

      June 17

  • Terri R.

    Unfortunately, I can never make evening meetups. All 3 kids go to bed at 7:30. *sad face*

    June 10

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