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Vermicomposting 101 Workshop

April 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Education and Outreach Center
123 S. Broadway Street (Next to the Garden Cafe)
MT 59741
Sarah Bowman
Vermicomposting 101 Workshop @ Education and Outreach Center

Did you know that using vermicast in your gardens can help improve soil structure, invite better plant growth, and can shield your plants from pests, pathogens, and parasites?

Come learn all about VERMICOMPOSTING and how you can use WORMS to compost your food scraps, newspapers, cardboard and other materials into healthy compost for gardens. Join the Gallatin Conservation District in celebrating Earth Day by learning how to reduce food waste and making your gardens healthier!

This workshop will be led by Susan Elder. Susan is an apprentice at Charter Ranch in Shepherd, MT. The ranch implements many soil building practices that Susan assists in daily, one of which is maintaining the ranch’s worm herd and vermicast business. Susan will share all the basics about composting with worms and explain the benefits of using vermicast as your gardening composting materials. Free samples of vermicast will be available for those who attend.

Limited kids activities will be available. The primary target audience for this workshop are adults and small acreage landowners. We look forward to hosting kids events about vermicomposting this summer!

Gallatin Conservation District will provide lite appetizers and refreshments. We will be spaced out in the garden to observe social distancing and masks are recommended.

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