This is an in-person workshop where you will build your own worm bin with the help of our team.
With the increased awareness of worm castings benefits for your fruit trees and gardens, there is a growing interest in setting up home vermi composting bins. We looked into offering some at the Fruit Tree Program and decided they were a bit pricey so we were on the hunt for a reasonable and functional alternative. We found it through our friend Hassena Kassim, “The Worm Whisperer” who shared her economical and time tested design. She talks about these simple bins in her classes on vermi composting, and we got her permission to teach this at the Fruit Tree Program this year.
In this workshop you will gain the skills to build your own bins at a fraction of the cost of the manufactured bins being sold online.
You will get the following included with the workshop:
Supplies for one complete Worm Bin including:
- One large plastic bin with lid
- Vents and screens
- Worm Bedding
- Starter set of worms.
In addition you will have access to the online recording of the Worm Composting Webinar. The webinar has instructions and tips for starting and maintaining your own vermi composting bin, including special tips for maintaining a bin in the Phoenix desert.
- The workshop will be held at the Urban Farm Nursery location on Saturday, March 25th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
- Class fee covers up to two people
- Full class time not needed to complete the bin, but we have the time and space if you need extra help.