Worm Composting 101 Workshop at Art From Scrap

Santa Barbara Non Profit Explore Ecology Offers Public Workshop

Compost them! Red wiggler worms are ready and willing to turn your trash into vermicompost; a rich, nutrient-dense soil amendment. Worm composting is a fun and easy way to transform your food waste into the best organic fertilizer nature can provide. Worm compost bins can be kept indoors or outdoors and are perfect for schools or for those living in small spaces.

Tahara Ezrahti, Education Director at Explore Ecology, and Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Nursery, are teaching a Worm Composting and Compost Tea Making Workshop on Saturday, December 8th, from 2:30-3:30 pm. In the workshop you’ll learn how to create and take care of your own worm bin, harvest compost, and make and use compost tea.

The Worm Composting Workshop is being offered above the Art From Scrap ReUse Store in downtown Santa Barbara. The workshop is open to the public and costs $5.00 at the door. Complete worm composting kits and worms will be for sale at this event; 20 gallon kits cost $55.00, 70 gallon kits are $70.00. Both kits include worms, bin, bedding, and a Garden Detectives book. Worms will be sold separately for $20.00/gallon. Pre-registration is required. If you intend to purchase anything at the event you must pre-order.

Contact: Tahara Ezrahti at (805) 884-0459 x 12 or tahara@ExploreEcology.org Explore Ecology/Art From Scrap is located at 302 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (on the corner of Garden and Cota Streets in downtown Santa Barbara).

About Explore Ecology: Explore Ecology empowers people to protect and preserve the environment. Our work combines environmental awareness and artistic exploration to create a connection between people and their environment. Explore Ecology addresses how individuals can effect positive environmental change, with a focus on teaching about the interconnectedness of environmental issues, stressing the importance of individual choices and actions, promoting problem solving skills through exploration with Reuse materials, and facilitating individual actions through community services learning projects. Our programs include Art From Scrap, Environmental Education, and the Watershed Resource Center.

About Art From Scrap: Art From Scrap (AFS) was formed in 1990 as a ReUse retail store and an Arts Center. AFS quickly added an environmental education program with a focus on Reduce, Reduce, and Recycle. Over the years the education program has grown to help tens of thousands of students throughout Santa Barbara County understand the importance of conserving their environment through reducing waste, improving water quality, and organic gardening. As AFS’s programs broadened over the past two decades, it outgrew its name. Art From Scrap now operates as a major program of Explore Ecology, continuing to deliver all of the well known and much loved ReUse store and art programs that the community has come to rely on.


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