Learn about Vermicomposting!

Saturday, May 7 @ 11:00 am

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Learn how to establish your very own at-home composting system. A well-maintained worm bin is a great way to reduce waste and create the best compost out there - worm poop! We will cover the basics of choosing a worm bin, introducing worms, feeding, and harvesting vermicompost. Wear clothes that can get messy, as we will be digging in for hands-on worm learning!

Julia Latady will present on composting using worm bins and using created soil to plant greens. She will have some bins and worms for sale.

Participants are also encouraged to bring a plastic recyclable container (such as a berry container or takeout container) so that everyone can go home with their own upcycled microgreen kit using the worm castings we harvest together.

Julia's passion is in connecting people (especially kids!) to the outdoors and to where our food comes from. Julia worked as an environmental educator for Mass Audubon before building an all-ages education program at a family farm outside of Boston. These days, Julia collects food waste from local cafes and markets to feed to her composting crew of red wiggler worms and laying hens in Leverett, MA. She uses the worm castings to grow food year-round, and to create microgreen kits so that others can, too.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services - Dig-In Grant.

Registration is required for this event. Please register at Worm Composting program | Athol Public Library (librarycalendar.com) or by calling 978-249-9515.

Free and open to the public.