Worm Composting Workshop at Explore Ecology
Any time that we place compostable food scraps in the trash we are throwing away valuable natural resources. In Santa Barbara County, an estimated 700 tons of trash a day goes to our landfill and of that, about 40% is considered compostable. What happens to food scraps in the landfill? After being buried under layers of trash and dirt, food scraps begin to slowly decompose and emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and methane- a potent climate change causing gas.
What to do? Compost! Using red wiggler worms to compost your food scraps will turn your trash into treasure, save you money on gardening inputs, and will help you become part of the solution to climate change. Worm composting is easy, doesn’t require a lot of space, tools, or materials and is a lot of fun. Finished compost is an excellent soil amendment. When you feed the soil with compost, you are improving soil tilth and providing plants with beneficial nutrients and microbes.
Learn how to compost using worms in a Composting Workshop at Explore Ecology on Saturday, February 21, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Nursery will teach you how to create and take care of your own worm bin, harvest compost, and make and use compost tea.
The workshop is open to the public and costs $10.00 at the door. Buy your ticket now by clicking here. Complete worm composting kits and worms will be for sale at this event.