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January 12, 2017 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – Vermicomposting (worm composting) is an environmentally-friendly way to turn your food waste into nutrient rich castings for your plants or garden beds. Learn all about how easy it is to compost your food waste with red wriggler worms at an interactive presentation on Tuesday, January 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Jacumba Branch Library (44605 Old Highway 80 in Jacumba.).  Map | Website

This event is free and open to adults and children over 10, supervised by an adult.

Learn how to make your own worm bin or, purchase a pre-made mini bins or in-ground worm bins. There will also have red wriggler worms available for purchase so you can start right away sending less to the landfill and creating your own nutrient rich castings

Since there are a variety of ways to separate worms from their castings, discover which harvesting method works for you.

Topics in the workshop include:

  • How to feed your worms and which foods are suitable for worms
  • Learn about the biology of worms so you can keep them healthy and happy
  • How to make your own worm bin
  • What tools and materials you'll need

A free compost bin, worm bin, or kitchen scrap caddy will also be raffled off to two lucky attendees.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.