Introduction to Vermiculture (Worm Composting)
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)
Costa Mesa, CA
Learn how to start, maintain, and use to full benefit a proper worm bin. See how to feed worms, harvest the castings, and even make a fabulous worm tea for use as a supplemental fertilizer. During this introduction class, learn everything from the basics of backyard composting to vermiculture terminology and worm anatomy. Near the end of the class, have a chance to inspect and handle red wiggler worms in the bedding that could be typically found in a worm bin.
Using your own home-made compost is the single best thing you can do to increase your garden's fertility, ward off pests, and keep diseases at a minimum. Worm castings have also been shown to be a similarly powerful tool. Great gardeners will have both an active compost bin and worm bin up and running at all times. They know the benefits to their garden are enormous. Using your own compost and worm castings will also drastically cut down on the amount of soil amendments, fertilizers, insecticides and fungicides that an organic gardener usually needs to purchase to maintain their vegetable plot.
When & Where
OC Food Swap
Orange County members share their homemade, or homegrown foods with each other.
Swaps allow direct trades to take place between attendees, e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a half-dozen backyard eggs for a bag of peaches.
These events are a delicious way to diversify the homemade foods in your own pantry while getting to know members of your local food community.