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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Worms! They’re great for your garden

  • A workshop for home gardeners and would-be gardeners on how to build a small worm farm in a self-contained bin will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. At the Transition Community Garden on the grounds at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Golf Hill Road, north of Honesdale.  A donation is suggested to take this class; pay what you can.


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  • A workshop for home gardeners and would-be gardeners on how to build a small worm farm in a self-contained bin will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. At the Transition Community Garden on the grounds at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Golf Hill Road, north of Honesdale.  A donation is suggested to take this class; pay what you can.
    “Breeding earthworms is easy and very inexpensive, and the payoff for your garden is huge,” says Alex Perry-Giblin of The Anthill Farm, who will teach the workshop.  “Once you learn to establish and maintain a worm bin, there is very little maintenance involved. The worms do all the work of creating a nutrient-rich, organic fertilizer for your garden.” “And here’s the thing—why pay for a commercially available worm bin, when you can make your own from items you already have lying around your house?” he continued.
     This class also will cover higher quality casting production where the worms are fed soil and not food scraps, as well as an overview of cocoon harvesting and incubation.  In addition there will be an overview of techniques for sifting worm castings, plus ideas on how you might scale up to commercial production.
    This Worm Bin Basics Workshop is a SkillShare presentation, part of an ongoing project of Transition Honesdale, which helped build Honesdale’s first community garden.  The goal of supporting both individual and community gardening is to encourage more people to grow some of their own food, an activity that increases a person’s food self-sufficiency.
     
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