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Vermicomposting / Make Your Own Worm Bin

  • Cultivate the City 910 Bladensburg Road Northeast Washington United States (map)


Participants will learn the basics of vermicompost in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Topics for the class are:

  • Why are worms so useful for composting?

  • Types of worms that will work for vermicomposting

  • How to use vermicompost and its benefits

  • How to brew vermicompost tea and apply it in your garden

  • How to make your own vermicompost bin***

Participants will be able to purchase for $10 the materials to make and take home your own vermicompost bin, complete with live worms!

All participants will receive a fact sheet with all relevant information.

Doors open at 5:30 for social meet n' greet. Feel free to bring your own snacks or beer. Class starts promptly at 6:00 because we have a lot of learning to do!

Conversation and Q & A can continue past 7:00, but may have to migrate to a nearby establishment depending on daily building schedule.

Class is taught by Brian Filipowich, Director of Anacostia Aquaponics and Chair of the national Aquaponics Association. Brian also proudly holds a Master Urban Composter Certificate from DC Department of Parks n' Rec. Class takes place on Cultivate the City's beautiful rooftop farm, above Jenks Hardware Store.

Hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: April 15
Fish, Plants & Bacteria AQP 102
Later Event: April 18
Volunteer Happy Hour!