Free Vermicomposting Workshop

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Grow Native Nursery Westwood is offering a free workshop on worm composting. The workshop will be held on Sunday, February 12th at 11am. Join Stephen Baldonado, horticulturist, garden designer and longtime worm wrangler to learn about one of the easiest methods for composting fruit and vegetable kitchen and garden scraps in this one-hour workshop. 

No yard? No problem! Vermicomposting is perfect for apartment dwellers who want to cut down on their waste stream. 

Free worm composting workshop


Tips For Making Your Own Compost

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The most common compost worms are the tiger worms, such as the species Eisenia foetida, and the red wrigglers
Eisenia Andrei). In the case of E. foetida or Californian worm this has the advantage of having a high rate of conversion (1:1 from matter organic to compost) wide range of tolerance, supporting temperatures from 18 to 25˚C, a pH from 5 to 8.4 and also is fast breeding (in three months you can duplicate the population within 80% humidity and 20˚C). The species is easy to find and is often used as fishing bait. The type of culture can be a mono or multi species and according to my experience the best option is to have a mix of them due to environmental changes which naturally occur in your culture.

Making your own Compost

Vermicomposting System At the Sacramento VegFest

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Not all of the displays offered food. Michelle McCarty operates Wonder Wormin’ Vermicomposting systems, promoting the use of compact, efficient home composting systems which use the services of red wiggler worms to turn your household scraps into high-potency plant food.

Sacramento’s Gone to the Veggies



Boys & Girls Club Features Worm Farming, Red Wiggler Worms And The Worm Whisperer

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“A worm whisperer is helping youth at the Boys & Girls Club with their latest venture – worm farming.

Why worm farming, you might ask? The Boys & Girls Club is the proud caretaker of 10,000 and more super and standard red wiggler worms.  Steven Blair is the whisperer, and B&GC staff member Whit Caulkins works with Blair and the youth, to keep the worms well-hydrated and happy.”

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Worm whisperer and worms aid Club in fight against childhood obesity

Vermiculture Just One Part of the Tempe Garden Oasis

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This week, the garden got its first visit from a group of third- and fifth-graders from Kyrene de los Niños Elementary School in Tempe. The children were there to learn about pre-planting, composting, vermiculture and starting seeds.

The kids got a big kick out of vermiculture, which they learned is a fancy term for compost created by earthworms. The worms are used to digest food waste, shredded paper and animal manures to build a rich soil for planting.

Tempe garden oasis grows bountiful harvest

School Has Many Green Projects

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“Ten years as an environmentally friendly school has turned out nicely for one east Auckland school.

Pigeon Mountain Primary was recognised at a ceremony last month for its long standing commitment to the Enviroschools programme.

The programme has been running for 10 years and Pigeon Mountain has been involved from the very beginning.

“When I first came to the school it wasn’t long before the council brought in some new regulations which were particularly tight around coal fire heating,” principal Ginty Bigwood says.

“We could no longer burn our rubbish or have a coal fire boiler so we decided that we would become an environmentally-friendly school and I could see it would be a great catalyst for children’s learning.”

The school has worm farms, actively recycles, saves energy and has planted native bush, gardens and an orchard.”

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Green’s cool for school

The Use of Worms To Make Business More Sustainable

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“So far Shiny Halo Street has worked on energy efficiency and now is implementing worm farms to reduce food waste to landfill from local businesses,” he said.

“Shiny Halo St is now working with local businesses to get some pretty big worm farms in operation.

“The program will use worm farms that have been built in 240 litre or 140 litre wheelie bins as they can take a lot more food waste than an ordinary worm farm,” Mr Edwards said.

Worms help make businesses more sustainable