Composting with Worms with Wormies
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.
Fall is the best time to get going on compost! As nature begins to offer its leaves, Wormies, a Grand Rapids composting business, will be teaching this hands-on workshop that utilizes worms to create a healthy living compost as well as the best methods for using your finished worm compost.
Attendees can opt to purchase worms and bins or bring your own. Wormies staff will be sharing experience and knowledge of getting the healthiest compost for your plants using what you have around you!
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.