The Worm Wrangler - All About VermicompostingExport this event to calendar

Friday, March 13, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

The Worm Wrangler holding wormsWorms are fascinating because of how efficiently they can participate in the recycling process of so much of what humans dispose of as “garbage”.   They can eat our scraps of food waste and turn it into extremely nutritious fertilizer.  Through construction, erosion and other actions, we are losing our healthy topsoil in massive amounts.  Worm composting along with other forms of composting encourages the replenishing of the soil.  By using the castings (worm poop) from the worms as both fertilizer and catalyst for microbial action of the roots of plants, we can also produce much healthier plants.

This talk will give some background to vermicomposting including anatomical facts about worms.  It will also cover the reasons why worm castings are healthier and more nutritious for plants and answer questions frequently asked about worm composting such as:

  • Why use worm composting rather than regular outdoor composting?
  • Is worm poop easier or harder to apply to plants than regular fertilizer? 
  • How difficult is it to set up a worm composting operation at home?
  • Does worm compost create strong odours and are unwanted bugs and other animals attracted by the composting process?
  • What do worms eat?  What food is bad for them?
  • Can one supply enough food for the worms from a family’s daily eating scraps?

Questions and comments are welcome at any time during the talk.

 

This event is free, but seating is limited.

To reserve your seat - RSVP mappleby@uwaterloo.ca

 

If enough interest, there will be an opportunity to make your own

worm compost bin in a one hour follow-up workshop.

Location 
PAS - Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology
3026
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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