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Worm Day

holding a worm

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Fairfield County Extension Center from 10 am to 1 pm.

Want to learn more about invasive earthworms in Connecticut? Ever thought about making a worm bin to recycle kitchen scraps into rich vermicompost? Join us for Worm Day! It is free and open to the public. Following presentations on beneficial and invasive earthworms, and how to make and care for a worm bin, folks are invited to make their own worm bins. Attendees supply the materials and we will supply the worms. A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost of the worms. Go to www.ladybug.uconn.edu or www.soiltest.uconn.edu for more information. Please RSVP as we need to know how many worms to bring!

2016 UConn Master Composter Program

soil in handBecome a UConn Master Composter! The purpose of the Master Composter Program is to provide local compost enthusiasts with the tools and information necessary to educate and teach interested community members about composting and reducing the amount of solid waste sent to the state’s incinerators and landfills. Participants would attend classroom sessions at Auer Farm in Bloomfield. Two Saturday field trips will also be scheduled, with one being mandatory Classes begin Tuesday, October 4th and will be held on 2 Tuesday and Thursday nights at Auerfarm plus on Worm Day which is held at the UConn Torrington Campus on Saturday October 15th. The dates and locations of the field trips will be announced shortly on the website.

A Master Composter Certificate is awarded to those who have attended all program sessions, demonstrated a solid understanding of composting principles and practices, and engaged in a minimum of two outreach activities. Program fee is $100 payable to University of Connecticut. Enrollment will be limited to 24 participants. Visit www.ladybug.uconn.edu for more information or call (860) 486-4274.