Learn About Worms & Exchange!

  • March 29, 2014 · 11:00 AM
  • Brandon & Michelle's Garden

Come on over to my garden and meet my worms and check out my bin! My worms have been successfully churning out the "black gold" for me for over 6 years now. I will give a hands on demonstration for worm bin care and set up a new layer for my bin so you can see how to start your bin off right. Keeping a worm bin has many benefits for your garden and a more sustainable living (no more kitchen scraps in the trash)! Also, a great thing about worm bins is that you do not need a yard to keep one, a shaded patio or balcony will do. I know of people who have even kept them indoors but while I love my worms I couldn't live with them indoors. 

We will harvest a layer of castings that are ready and then start a new layer of bedding and food to demonstrate a good worm balance. Please bring gloves if you are sensitive to icky goodness, and be prepared to get a little dirty. I will also show three ways of incorporating the castings into your garden in my raised bed. As always if you have something from the garden that you would like to share/exchange feel free to bring it!  See you there! 

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  • Michelle H.

    Hi Everyone! Here is the link to Hanks very cool plant sale coming up in a couple weeks:

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-Plantaholics/events/160836412/

    I will also post a meetup for it soon on the site. Also I will be posting another local plant sale to benefit the eagle rock community garden that is happening next weekend. No excuse to start growing beautiful plants this year now!

    March 31, 2014

  • Michelle H.

    Thank you everyone for coming! It was great to see all of you. I hope you were able to walk away with a little more knowledge about vermiculture, and the confidence to try it. Thanks also for all of the goodies that were shared! I will post Hanks meet up for the plant sale on April 12th. It's not to be missed. He will be having it at his beautiful garden with is worth the trip itself! Stay tuned...

    March 29, 2014

    • David

      Sounds like it was a great workshop, wish I could have attended. Next time. Be back Friday. May attend plant sale. Be well.

      March 29, 2014

  • Barbara E.

    Got everything I came for: practical, hands-on info on vermiculture, nice people, knowledgeable answers to my questions.

    March 29, 2014

  • Barbara E.

    Hi Michelle. I am sorry I am responding so late, but I would love to come to learn about vermiculture. I was just thinking about starting it so it is especially great that you are doing a demonstration.

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • Michelle H.

      It would be great to see you! You are not too late at all

      March 28, 2014

  • Patricia H.

    Hi Michelle, so sorry I won't be able to make this time.

    March 28, 2014

  • Hank

    I am so there!!!

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • David

    Hi, Michelle updated my RSVP. My visit to Arizona has been extended and I will miss your Worn class, So bummed. but know you will have more in the future.
    Will keep you posted when I get back for sure. Have a peaceful and Blessed day.

    March 26, 2014

  • Patricia H.

    Thank you for the welcome to the group. I am in the process of rearranging a few errands so that I can confirm attendance for the 29th. By the way I have some tomato plants I'd like to share/exchange. That being said, I will bring them if I am able to come on Saturday.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • u soe m.

    I can not come this week end I have a prearranged event I will miss the group this time.

    March 26, 2014

  • Francine D.

    Would love to come but my Sister will be here from Denver... I hope you all have great time.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Sheila Smith H.

    This would be really great for me, I just ordered worm trays last week. I decided to do so after a friend gave me some worm castings and I made a worm tea fertilizer. It was a lot of fun and would love to learn more.

    March 18, 2014

    • Michelle H.

      I will be at work but I will have my sitter leave one of the big bricks of coir on our porch. Just come and pick it up anytime after 9am. 1423 Rollin st.

      March 20, 2014

    • Sheila Smith H.

      The "worm factory" came with a kit including coconut coir. So I am all set for now.
      Looking forward to our next meetup. I will bring my excess of vegetable/fruit juicing scraps to share for worm food.

      March 21, 2014

  • Michelle H.

    What would work better for all of you? Weekend morning or weekday late afternoon (5ish)

    March 19, 2014

    • Corey B.

      I would vote for weekend morning.

      March 19, 2014

    • Dan

      either works

      March 19, 2014

  • Dan

    I would be interested. Is there lady that sells them at the S.P. farmers market?

    March 18, 2014

    • Michelle H.

      Not that I know of. I purchased my first batch online and never have had to purchase more in the 6 years I've had my bin. I know other members who have found some on craigslist for free. Happy to hear you are interested in keeping worms!

      March 18, 2014

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