NOFA MASS brings us this online learning experience on Worm Composting. Make a worm bin: microbial alchemy in a bucket! Whether you live on plenty of land or in a small apartment, you can partner with red wrigglers to turn organic waste into a potent fertilizer and bio-inoculant. Come spend an hour with worm enthusiasts (& NOFA/Mass staff members) Jason Valcourt and Marty Dagoberto, who will share their own vermicomposting systems and discuss:
- Bin design and how to create one from easy-to-find materials
- What to feed them & how to supply needed grit
- What to use for their bedding
- Care & maintenance of their environment (moisture, temperature, acidity, population size)
- How to isolate and remove castings
In their conversation, Marty and Jason will also touch on the history of worms, how to identify worm eggs, where to get worms, how and why to use the castings, the role of worms in creating healthy soils and combatting climate change, and more!
Join us and discover the joy of keeping hundreds of wriggly pets and farming worm poo for your garden.
The course is free, but NOFA MASS would appreciate any donations you would like to make to keep these courses coming.
Marty Dagoberto: NOFA/Mass Policy Director, advocate for healthy soils, pollinators, food justice and a healthier environment. Home gardener & passionate worm farmer
Jason Valcourt: NOFA/Mass Conferences Coordinator, musician, market gardener & proud keeper of worms