Composting for Beginners with Wormies (F)
Online pre-registration is required. Drop ins on the day of will not be accepted, due to program materials needing to be prepped in advance.
Join Wormies Vermicompost staff as they share everything you need to know to begin composting at home. After setting the stage with the basics of composting and why composting is important, they’ll highlight what is considered acceptable scraps for compost, how to maintain your compost, when and how to harvest your compost and how to best use it. Wormies compost inoculants will be available and optional to kickstart the composting activity of your system.
Program is for adults and kids ages 10 and up with adult supervision.
This program is offered free of charge due to generous grant funding. If you would like to purchase one of the following, optional take-home items, please do so when you register, and you’ll be able to pick up your item during the program. A purchase is not necessary for program attendance.
Available for all composting programs:
Worms and vermicomposting supplies:
– 1/2 lb red wigglers with 2 gal of bedding for $35
– Rubbermaid bin, $30
– 32 oz for $12
– 5 gal for $25
– mesh bag to make compost tea or extracts, $5 ea
Recommended Books for Compost Enthusiasts:
– The Rodale Book of Composting (for gardeners)
– The Worm Farmers Handboook (for mid scale vermicomposting)
– Teaming with Fungi (advanced)
– Teaming with Microbes (advanced)
– Teaming with Nutrients (advanced)
Please Note: This program will take place entirely outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled, and participants will be notified of their refund options.
Your program will be taking place at Blandford Farm, located at 3145 Milo Street NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504. Please note there are NO BATHROOMS AT THE FARM from November to March and only port-a-potties available from April to October. The nearest full-service bathrooms are at the Blandford Visitor Center, a 10-15 minute walk or 2 minute drive away.