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Freeport Community Library – Vermicomposting for Beginners & Alumni

August 8, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Freeport Community Library is pleased to welcome back Jock Robie, who will be presenting his Vermicomposting Workshop on Tuesday, August 8 from 5:30-7:30PM. Intended for beginners and returning attendees alike, Jock will not only provide detailed information and instruction, but even free starter kits for attendees who want to begin their own worm bins at home! This in-person event will be held in FCL’s Meeting Room.

The session begins with the instructor assisting prior attendees with the harvest of their worm bins. Then he demonstrates and assists as beginners set up their own worm bins (availability limited to five households – one worm bin per household). After the worm bins are assembled, the instructor will give his “Worm Talk.” The talk covers several subjects, including introductory background information, the benefits of worm composting over traditional composting, practical techniques and common problem troubleshooting.

Following the workshop, the instructor offers to remain in contact with the households that have created a worm bin until they reach a point of self-reliance. The instructor also returns to the library every 3-to-4 months to assist with the first harvest of each student’s worm bin (which is also taking place at the start of this workshop).

WANT WORMS?? There will be 5 free starter kits available for attendees of the workshop! Each starter kit comes with everything you need to begin vermicomposting at home. If there are more than 5 attendees who would like a kit, a random drawing will be used to determine the recipients. Attendees who simply wish to view the presentation are also welcome, no commitment to vermicomposting is necessary!

This event is free and open to the public. For questions or directions to the library, please visit freeportlibrary.com or call 207-865-3307.

Freeport Community Library
10 Library Dr.
Freeport, ME 04032

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