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Merryspring offers worm bin harvesting workshop Jan. 16

Jan 03, 2020
Worm bin harvesters meet at Merryspring.

Camden — Vermiculturist Jock Robie returns to lead a worm bin harvesting workshop at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.

Vermiculture is the process of using earthworms to odorlessly and naturally digest kitchen waste into useful soil amendments for flower and vegetable gardens. The Worm Bin Harvest Party will allow current vermi-composters to meet and harvest the season's castings, as well as provide beginners with a crash course on how to get started.

Robie will speak about the basics of vermiculture, including sourcing materials, worm care, bin maintenance, aeration, insect control, making "worm tea," and how to use and store castings.

Robie founded Mainely Worm Bins in 2011 after keeping worms for four years. He provides his vermiculture classes as a public service and has presented all over the East Coast between Virginia and Maine.

This is a free program for all. Those who wish to obtain new worm bins should pre-register by Jan. 14 to reserve a bin. Worm bins are offered free of charge, though donations to Merryspring are accepted. To sign up, please contact Merryspring at 236-2239 or


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