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Composting Wormshop

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  • both of these slideshows provide excellent intros to worm composting. i also picked up several composting enclosures and have been doing both yardwaste and food scrap composting ever since. with hopes for a well nourished garden in the spring! thanks, ana and susanne for your expert guidance.
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  • Illustration of Rumpelstiltskin from Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm, translated by Lucy Crane, illustrated by Walter Crane, first published by Macmillan and Company in 1886.
  • Which castle is right for your worms?
  • Homemade bin with ventilation pipes and hardware cloth divider
  • Where should you locate your worm bin?
  • Discuss temps for worm bin
  • Worms need moist skin so they can breathe.
  • Worm bins need bedding
  • Worms are vegetarians
  • Citrus peels in moderation!
  • Worm bin maintenance
  • Worms don’t have noses. They breathe through their skin.
  • Homemade food digester

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  • 1. Worms
  • 2. Why worms?! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rumpelstiltskin-Crane1886.jpg
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  • 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/3409167144/
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  • 6. Where to buy worms
    • http://www.findworms.com/
    • http://www.nyccompost.org/resources/worms.html
    • 1 pound ~ $35, with shipping
  • 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gtarded/2514523505/
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    • versus
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  • 14. See many more bins…
    • www.flickr.com > search for “worm bin”
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/megvt/
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    • To ventilate or not to ventilate:
    • that is the question.
    • -- Wormlet, Act III, Scene 1
  • 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/normanbleventhalmapcenter/2674855383/
  • 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/40809819@N05/3762616110/
  • 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/403108748/
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  • 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melloveschallah/3440126547/
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  • 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazusa/260401471/
  • 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lpiepiora/387777695/
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  • 31. www.instructables.com /id/Super-EZ-fruit-fly-trap/
  • 32. Food digester Building plan: http://www.seattletilth.org/learn/resources-1/compost
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  • 36. Trench composting
  • 37. Worms Eat My Garbage By Mary Appelhof Montgomery County Public Libraries: 639.754 APP
  • 38. The Complete Compost Gardening Guide: Banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and producing ... most flavorful, nutritious vegetables ever. By Barbara Pleasant Montgomery County Public Libraries: 631.875 PLE
  • 39. Happy Composting!