Vermicomposting, or worm farming, is easy once you know how! It takes around half the time of conventional composting, and produces vermicast, or ‘black gold’, for your garden. This increases nutrients in your soil and encourages microbial life, and reduces the need for fertilisers and pesticides. Black gold improves water retention and contains plant enzymes and growth hormones that help plants resist attacks from pathogens, insects, and nematodes. And all you do is feed your worms scraps!
Bill White will lead the workshop. On the day, he will create a fully functional worm farm at the community garden in Tozer Park Road.
Bill is a very interesting and knowledgeable worm farmer with over 25 years of experience in commercial worm farming in our region.
Date: Saturday 28 August, 9am-12pm
Cost: $5 per individual/family. Free for members.
Please bring a chair, gloves and a plate to share.