Worm Composting Workshop
January 12, 2019

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

Below is information about Worm Workshop to be held January 12. We are sorry to announce that the workshop is now full and we cannot accept any more students. If you'd like to be on the waiting list, in case there are any cancellations, please send email to register@nmcomposters.org.

This workshop is suitable for beginning vermiculturalists as well as those who have been dabbling with worm composting for a while. We will present the science, art, materials, methods, setups, and benefits of home composting with worms through lecture and hands-on demonstrations. Ample time will be allowed for discussion, questions, and problem solving.

Cartoon of worm and banana peel

Topics to be covered are:

  • Raising composting worms on a budget
  • Bins, bedding materials, and food
  • Possible plant benefits from worm castings
  • Small-scale and large-scale vermicomposting
  • Dealing with uninvited insects
  • Vermicomposting indoors and outdoors

Demonstrations will include:

  • Red worms vs. European night crawlers vs. African night crawlers
  • Building an initial worm bin
  • Creating ideal worm food
  • Harvesting worm castings
  • Making one type of simple worm tea

Suggested reading: The Worm Book, 1998, by Nancarrow & Taylor.

The workshop will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, Albuquerque (map).

Workshop coordinator is Master Composter Mary Green. Other presenters will include Mel Chavez, Gabe Dawson, Jim MacQuigg, Dair Obenshain, and John Zarola.

For more information send email to register@nmcomposters.org.