Workshops dig in to points of vermicomposting

Learn all about keeping worms for making compost at two upcoming workshops.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Jackson/Macon Conservation Alliance will hold free composting, a.k.a. vermicomposting events, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cashiers library. 

This workshop will be repeated on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Swain Extension Center on 60 Almond School Road seven miles west of Bryson City.

Workshops attendees will learn more about acceptable materials for composting, types of structures, preparing and maintaining your compost pile, temperatures, carbon to nitrogen ratios, water requirements, types of worms, bedding, proper food scraps, worm bins, harvesting your compost and worms, and troubleshooting tips.

828.488.3848 or 828.586.4009.

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