Come and learn how to construct, set up, and maintain a worm bin to compost kitchen vegetable waste in order to recycle it as plant food. Join Jock Robie as he discusses the harvesting of worm castings and vermicompost for gardening and houseplants as well as “worm tea”! Each student will set up their own worm bin with worms to take home. All materials and worms are supplied at no extra charge. Jock Robie has over eight years of practical experience designing, building, and using worm bins to compost kitchen waste. He feeds his 40 worm bins close to 35 pounds per week of kitchen scraps. He has also received the 2019 Ecomaine Eco-Excellence Award in the Business Category for leading the charge in reducing landfill waste and increasing recycling in our communities. Visit Jock’s blog at mainelywormbins.blogspot.com for more information about worm composting. Limit 5 students.
Are you interested in learning how to grow garlic? Join us for this online workshop on growing garlic successfully and with the least fuss. Learn good growing, harvesting, and storage techniques, and we will discuss weed control and trouble shooting. We will also include recipes for using all the wonderful parts of the plant. All welcome, from the first timers to the more experienced gardeners. A $5 materials fee to Whitehill Farm includes 20+ cloves, ready to plant and an informational sheet. You will be notified when the garlic is at our Messalonskee office, so you can pick it up. Limit 25 students.