Free Earth Day Vermiculture Workshop
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Cost: Free! All supplies, including worms, are provided.
Location: Eastlink Centre Classroom
Want to learn how to create “black gold” fertilizer for your garden while reducing organic waste in your household? Join us on Earth Day to learn more about Vermicomposting! We will be hosting a free Vermicomposting workshop in the second floor Cooking Classroom.
How to register:
In person: Visit the Eastlink Centre at #10 Knowledge Way
By phone: 780-830-5000
Vermicompost is the product or process of composting using various worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast, also called worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by an earthworm. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than do organic materials before vermicomposting. Containing water-soluble nutrients, vermicompost is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner.