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'Consider Worms in Your Classroom!'

What is Vermiculture? Worm Composting! Classroom scraps can be turned into a powerful soil additive for your potted plants, school garden or lawn. Learn just how a classroom worm bin can teach students about recycling, soil nutrients and so much more! Topics include what is necessary for the worms to thrive, and what is necessary for the worm keeper to survive. Demonstration of the set up and harvesting of worm bins as well as the benefits of worm castings for plants.

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Jock Robie
Email: mainelywormbins@gmail.com
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Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Maine
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Main Phone: 207 831 9920
Biosketch: I am retired. I was trained and worked my whole career as an engineer in Paper Making Technology. I have been composting with worms for 8 years as a hobby and have shared across the state with teachers, gardeners and folks that just love the science of enriching the soil. Last year I harvested 2200 pounds of castings from my own bins. I started in 2011 giving presentations and workshops to help people who wanted to try vermiculture get started and to assist them for the first year or so with harvesting their worm bin(s). I have supplemented my practical hands on experience with technical reading and attended the Vermiculture Conference at NC State to learn about the latest technical research in this field. I am truly amazed by what I have learned and love to share it.
Organization/Affiliation: Mainely Worm Bins