Vermicomposting

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Compost indoors—with help from worms.

Kitchen scraps can be composted using an unlikely little eating machine—worms! Vermicomposting (or worm bin composting) has become a popular way to recycle most kinds of food matter right in the kitchen or garage. The process is odor-free, quick, and provides a high-grade compost that is great for soil. All you need to get started is a small closed container, a bedding of aged sawdust, leaves or shredded newspaper, a little soil that contains microorganisms, some red worms, and a few helpful hints.

Worm Bin Workshop for Residents

(If you are an Educator, click here to register for the Educator Worm Bin Workshop)

Learn the essentials about vermicomposting using red worms and microorganisms to break down organic matter. Residents can bury their food scraps and harvest vermicompost in three to four months. Residents will receive Mary Applehof's book Worms Eat My Garbage. There is also an opportunity to purchase and assemble a worm bin of your own. The cost of materials is partially subsidized for Hamilton County residents by the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Location: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 (MAP)
Cost: $5.00 for Hamilton County Residents; $10 for non-Hamilton County residents.

Registration Deadline: Before May 10, 2015

Pre-registration Form

*Registration is not complete until your check is received. Unfortunatly, Hamilton County cannot accept credit cards.

Your Name*
County of Residence*
Zip Code*
Phone with Area Code*
Email Address*

Red Wiggler Worm Supplier

Red wigglers are available for purchase to use indoors only in your worm bin. Red wigglers should not be used in your backyard compost bin or pile—they are not native to our area and should not be used in an outdoor environment.

Alex's Wormiculture

Red wigglers can be purchased for your worm bin from Alex's Wormiculture. Cost: $25 per lb of worms only; or $35 for bin with worms. Contact: call 513-470-2616 or post your request on facebook.

 

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