Workshop held on worm composting
Learn how you can help save the world, one worm at a time, when Mindy Jaffe of the Waikiki Worm Co. presents a hands-on two-hour workshop on how vermicomposting and the worm Perionyx excavatus are used in the organic recycling process.
Unlike typical garden worms, composting worms are specialists in waste processing. Feeding on household waste -- food scraps, paper and cardboard -- the worms produce vermicast. This dark, nutrient-rich, odorless organic fertilizer is ideal for your garden, houseplants, landscaping and lawn.
Classes are appropriate for children from age 7, and will cover topics such as how to construct a Mini-Bin to house a kitchen colony of worms, their care and feeding, and how they help in waste management, gardening and agriculture around the world.
Hours are 1 p.m. tomorrow and 9:30 a.m. July 7 at the Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing Community Center, 2790 Kahaloa Dr.
Cost is $30 for materials and includes a Mini-Bin starter colony of 100 worms and all the information you need to start worm composting.
Register by calling 382-0432 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Waikiki Worm Company's vermicular workshop includes your own colony of 100 worms.