The Ecology Center Presents: Worm Bins


Divert waste from the landfill and create nutrient-rich compost for your garden. Learn the basics of vermicomposting including process, bin selection, building, and maintenance. How is worm poop and delicious vegetables related? The answer is vermicomposting, or, small-scale composting using worms. It’s cheap and easy, bins are odorless and fit underneath the kitchen sink. Simply feed your worms some veggie scraps about once a week and cover with newspaper. Over time, worm castings, AKA black gold, will drain out the bottom. This can then be used as excellent organic fertilizer for your garden or household plants. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of vermicomposting including process, bin selection, building, and maintenance. Transform your kitchen into a zero food waste zone with the help of some subterranean friends.Even with the best intentions, food waste is inevitable. The good news is, it can be put to good use with a worm bin. If everyone in the US vermicomposted their kitchen scraps for just one year, the amount of diverted waste would cover the city of San Francisco with a 3 foot layer of compost. Direct food scraps from the landfill and into a worm bin, reducing waste and creating nutrient-rich compost for your garden.

By participating in this program you are supporting The Ecology Center’s Backyard Skills workshops, which encourage people to be part of the solution by teaching them the building blocks to have a sustainable culture.

To find out more about this class or to reserve your spot today,click here or call (949) 854-5500.



$12 minimum fee per person, whatever you pay is paid forward. All funds collected support The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano.


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  • janie

    just attended Michelle's Vermicomposting Workshop and Bin Building so I won't need to attend this one after all. THanks.

    July 29, 2013

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