Learn how to set up your own red wiggler worm composting bin for very little money, and the basics of proper care & feeding of the bin and worms. We will demo using a cheap storage bin (they can often just be found put out at the curb, too), drilling or poking aeration vents into it, and using free scraps for browns and greens. And if you don't know what browns and greens are yet, you'll know by the time you leave!
Three members of our garden practice vermicomposting and vermiculture in various settings, so you will benefit from a broad set of perspectives rather than being hammered with rules. The one "fact" that all worm-binners will agree on is that vermicomposting is as much an intuitive art as it is a science, and each of you will develop your own relationship to the bin, the worms, the whole ecosystem when you start your own bins. For example, should we put citrus in our worm bins? Some people do, and others say no way! It will be up to you to get to know your bin, to utilize the resources available to you, and to do what you gradually learn works best in your own little enclosed ecosystem called a worm bin.
Just to be clear, we will not be sending you out of the garden with an actual bin, but you will leave with the info you need to get going. And we will be doing follow-up workshops about once a month, so watch for future events & come back to let us know how your bin is doing, ask any troubleshooting questions, learn about harvesting the finished vermicompost, and about the lifecycle of the red wiggler, how to propagate them to share with friends (or sell!).
Suggested donation for non-garden-members: $5 per workshop in the series to help support our garden, but this is on a voluntary, put-what-you-can-in-the-box basis.