Registration open for vermiculture workshop at Polk ag center

Published 2:43 pm Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Students in a past workshop tear up newspaper to make worm bins. (photo submitted)

Vermiculture is a fancy word for composting with worms. Brian Rosa, composting specialist with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, is returning to Polk County by popular demand to teach participants everything they need to know to put worms to work at their homes.

Rosa will lead a hands-on workshop Sunday, March 20, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Polk County Agriculture Center at Mill Spring School. At the end of the workshop, participants will go home with their very own active worm bin.

Seating is limited, so register early by sending a $20 check or money order made out to Polk County Solid Waste, P.O. Box 308, Columbus, N.C. 28722. To reserve your seat, be sure your fee is received no later than Friday, March 11. The fee includes all materials, including a vented worm bin, bedding material, and a half-pound of worms.

This workshop is sponsored by the Polk County Recycling Advisory Board at the request of those who attended the recent composting forum.