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A Dinner and Talk by Jock Robie, founder of MAINELY WORM BINS

  • First Congregational Church of South Paris, ME 17 East Main Street South Paris, ME, 04281 United States (map)

Let Worms Eat Your Garbage!

Join Gardeners Growing Healthy Communities for a potluck dinner and presentation by Jock Robie, founder of Mainely Worm Bins. Worm composting, or vermiculture, makes the world a better place by keeping food scraps out of the solid-waste system and producing a fertilizer for all plants, inside and out. Mr. Robie has eight years of practical experience with worm bins (now a worm farm) and likes to share this experience with those interested in composting with worms.

Cost:  $10; please pre-register by emailing:  

Mr. Robie will address why it's important to build a worm bin and what to consider before doing so. He will demonstrate:

  • How to set up a worm bin
  • How and what to feed the worms
  • How to maintain a worm bin in order to control moisture, odor and insect pests
  • How to harvest worms and worm castings 
  • How to use worm castings
  • How to make and use aerated worm tea from the castings

After the presentation, there will be a drawing for a door prize - a worm bin with worms to take home that evening.

Mr. Robie will also provide further coaching by email and phone to answer any questions "willing worm workers" may have. As a follow up to this lecture, GGHC will schedule a "First Harvest" during the summer with Mr. Robie at our beautiful garden at 197 Park Street, South Paris, Maine. He will bring harvesting equipment and demonstrate the harvest. His goal is for all worm workers to be successful!

Suggested Reading:  "Worms Eat My Garbage" by Mary Arlene Appelhof

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