One secret to a healthy and happy garden ecosystem is the way earthworms help to improve soil. Many people have taken to vermicomposting, or worm composting, using worms to consume organic waste and produce worm castings to amend garden soil. In this class we will talk about why earthworms are so important to gardening; how to encourage them in the garden; and how to vermicompost at home. There will be a hands-on demonstration on how to build and maintain a vermicompost bin at home or in a classroom. This is a great class for home gardeners, educators, and curious learners of all ages.
Carmen Ketron is the Urban Horticulture Agent for Darlington & Florence Counties for the Clemson University Cooperative Extension. Carmen has spent the last decade growing mixed vegetables and cut flowers on urban and peri-urban operations for several growers and university research programs. Her passion lies in the psycho-social benefits of horticulture for all people. She enjoys sharing systems approaches to gardening, landscaping, and agriculture.
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Moore Farms Botanical Garden