Did you know that one tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth?
Vermicomposting, or worm composting, turns kitchen scraps and other organic waste into an organic fertilizer by using earth worms called Red Wigglers (Eisenia foetida). Vermicompost is a source of plant nutrients that improves the properties of the soil. The main component of a vermicompost is worm castings or worms’ poop which makes a rich fertilizer. Not only is vermicompost rich in nutrients but it is also loaded with the microorganisms that create and maintain healthy soil.
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to meet some of these incredible organisms that are an important part of the soil. You will also learn how these organisms decompose and transform our organic waste into a rich fertilizer. Join us for an amazing hands-on learning experience that will set the foundations and motivation to start and/or to improve a vermicomposting at your school or home.
Emulating nature, the vermicomposting program has inspired more than 1,000 students and curious minds to transform organic waste into a rich fertilizer. Together we have been able to diver from the landfill more than 10 tonnes of organic waste and produce humus and organic compost to regenerate soil.
● Duration of workshop: 60 minutes
● Workshops can be customized for all ages.
● Available in-person or as an online session.
● Available in English or Spanish.
● Cost 20 CAD per participant.
● Cost to set up a compost bin: 100 CAD.
● Cost for worm bin rental: 60 CAD per month.
● Cost for 20 L of vermicomposting or castings: 40 CAD.
● Cost for 250 g of earth worms (Eisenia fetida): 45 CAD.