Composting with Worms

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Kimberley & Cranbrook Branch
Kimberley Community Garden
915 Rotary Drive

About Composting with Worms (also known as Vermicomposting)

A 2018 East Kootenay waste audit found that 30% of what enters our landfills is organic, compostable material. Luckily, composting at home is an easy and fun activity that anyone can start to reduce their waste. 

Earthworms are magical in that they can digest food waste and turn it into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden. They are hard-working, kind, and low-maintenance. Pretty much a gardener’s dream!

If you are new to worms, join Jessica Fong, one of Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook’s Garden Committee members, to learn the basics and get a head start. She will be teaching the fundamentals of this type of composting including: basic worm biology, types of bins, do’s and don’ts, and how to harvest the composted soil. There will also be an opportunity to pick up some troubleshooting tips and ask questions. If you have some experience, please come and share your valuable knowledge with everyone else. 


Who: All ages welcome.

Cost: $5 per person

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

How: Register HERE


Please note that due to Covid-19 our workshop is limited to 13 participants. Masks are mandatory as we may not always be able to socially distance.

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is also a waitlist available. 


About Jessica 

Jessica has been experimenting with worm composting at home since 2013. She’s not an expert, but has learned a thing or two through the years. Worms are great teachers! She enjoys the companionship and serenity of plants and has been very invested in the success of the Kimberley Community Garden.