Try vermicomposting with a worm bin

The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host a talk on worm bins this Thursday at Creekside Commons.

While many gardeners are acquainted with the concept of composting, vermicomposting using a worm bin is slightly more specialized and allows even apartment dwellers to compost their own veggie wastes.

The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host a talk on worm bins this Thursday at Creekside Commons (2202 Lambert in Courtenay). The talk will be led by local composting guru Patty Rose from the Compost Education Centre.

Vermicomposting is a great way to compost for those who live in small spaces such as apartments or dorms (or for those of us who enjoy quiet and productive pets).

In this session participants will  learn how to create an indoor environment for worms to thrive and become processors of organic waste. The talk will cover making and maintaining a worm bin, how and what to feed the worms, and how to harvest the rich castings they create.

Rose is a contract educator for CSWM Services, a function of the Comox Valley Regional District. Since 2006 she has the run the CSWM Compost Education Centre on Headquarters Road. She is  a master composter and a certified compost facility operator.

As always, light refreshments will also be served at the meeting. Participants are asked to bring a pair of slippers, if possible.

To reach Creekside, take Cumberland Road, turn left on Arden, and the first left on Morello. Follow to the end, Lambert, and park on the street.

For more information, contact Arzeena Hamir at arzeenahamir@shaw.ca or 250-702-5657.

— Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers

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