From our friends at Francestown Garden Club:
Joan O’Connor aka “The Worm Lady” has been vermicomposting since 1992. What started out as a hobby quickly became a passion. She raises and sells worms and educates the public on using composting worms as an earth-friendly solution to recycle kitchen waste into a fertile garden additive. Her workshop at the Francestown Garden Club’s meeting on April 22 will show you how to take any container and turn it into a worm bin. It’s a great project for farmers, gardeners, school teachers, home-schooled students, recyclers, environmentalists and hobbyists. Anyone who hates to discard beautiful garbage can now feed it to hungry worms, which will convert the materials to plant-nourishing worm castings. What a joy to work with your worms in the dead of winter to produce beautiful worm castings while your outside compost bin is frozen solid. Anyone can have a worm bin, from apartment dwellers up to farmers. You, too, can be a worm wrangler; worms will be available for purchase after the workshop.
Joan is a strong advocate for recycling and has been featured in local and regional newspapers, magazines and TV. She’s also the Founder/Director of the Concord Winter Farmers’ Market and recently the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market. Joan lives in Henniker, New Hampshire in a one room, renovated schoolhouse that she shares with her cat, dog and worms.
Don’t WORM your way out of this workshop! Attend the Francestown Garden Club meeting April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM at the Community Church in Francestown. Club membership is $10 annually, and non-members are welcome at the event for $5. For a sneak preview into the world of vermicomposting, visit http://joansworms.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/welcome-to-worm-composting/