Worm Composting 101 Webinar and Workshop

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Chatham Extension Gardener Series

“Vermicomposting (earthworm composting) turns many types of kitchen food scraps into nutritious soil amendments or growth media for plants. When vermicompost is added to soil, it boosts the nutrients available to plants and enhances soil structure and drainage.” – Rhonda Sherman

worm composting bin

Image: Rhonda Sherman, NC State University

Join Matt Jones Extension Horticulture Agent – N.C. Cooperative Extension, and Shannon Culpepper, Recycling and Education Specialist – Chatham County Solid Waste and Recycling, for a webinar and workshop on how to compost food waste using worms.

This workshop includes two components

Online webinar 10/13/22 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This free, recorded webinar will review the principles and practices of vermicomposting. You’ll learn what kind of worms you need, how to prepare bedding, what kinds of food waste worms will feed on, how to maintain the worm bin, and how to extract an use vermicompost (worm waste) to improve garden soils.

Hands-on Worm Bin Building Workshop 10/20/22 5:30-7:00

The optional, additional hands-on workshop will give you the supplies to build your own worm bin. We will provide worms, bins, bedding, and other materials and show you how to build your bin. This workshop costs $50 to cover supply costs. The registration deadline for the workshop is Oct. 9th.

Register via Eventbrite for the webinar and/or workshop.

QUESTIONS? Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email matt_jones@ncsu.edu

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NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual identity (including pregnancy), and veteran status. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919.542.8202, ginger_cunningham@ncsu.edu, or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.