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Nature Center Taste of Nature Series: Worm Composting
Nature Center Taste of Nature Series: Worm Composting

Jamestown, NY – Did you know that worms can convert your food scraps into nutrient-rich compost for your garden?

You can learn how at the Audubon Nature Center’s next Taste of Nature Series class on Tuesday evening, May 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Juliette Enfield from Penn State Cooperative Extension will cover the basics of worm composting, also known as vermicomposting. She will share techniques on keeping a low maintenance and odorless worm compost bin.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about worm biology.
  • Learn how to maintain a worm compost bin indoors and out.
  • Learn how small farms are using worm composting to reduce waste and fertilize crops.
  • Create and take home their very own worm bin with Red Wiggler worms.

Bins, worms and some food scraps and bedding will be provided.

Fee is $24 or $18 for Friends of the Nature Center, and class size is limited.

Reservations are required by Friday, May 15: call (716) 569-2345 or use the on-line form by clicking on “Taste of Nature: Worm Composting” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.

Nature Center education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, Johnson Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about the Nature Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.



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