October 07, 2013 - 10:33 AM
PENTICTON - They only come out at night, mostly, but that shouldn't make worms scary. The slimy critters will poke their heads out of the earth whenever it's cool and damp in order to forage.
This and other facts will be taught at a free worm composting workshop tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen office at 101 Martin St. The district is a partner with the Penticton Urban Agriculture Association.
The organizers say worm composting is a fun and easy way to compost uncooked fruits and vegetables indoors. The workshop will go over the dos and don'ts so that residents can avoid common problems.
There will also be worm compost bins to give away for a donation of $25 each to the community garden team. The sturdy bins can easily handle the kitchen scraps of a small family. Compost worms, often called red wrigglers, will also be available for those people that attend the course.
For information on worm composting, contact the district's solid waste division at 250-490-4129, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rdos.bc.ca.
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