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Composting fail.

I've been thinking a lot lately about starting to compost in my kitchen. I did some googling last night and found out that the Pennsylvania Resources Council was hosting a vermicomposting class on Saturday at Construction Junction. Vermicomposting was the form of composting that I most wanted to try but I was afraid of screwing it up, so the idea of getting started by way of a two hour class seemed perfect.

I emailed them last night as soon as I saw the class listed on their site. Was there still room left? Was it too late to register? They emailed me this morning. The class was "...cancelled [sic] due to insufficient enrollment." Meh.

So now I'm trying to decide between a Bokashi Bin or maybe just something like this. I admit it: I'm too scared to try the worms without some instruction.

The PRC is actually having a composting class at The Co-op in early September, but it's backyard composting, meaning giant bins that live in an outdoor space (which, as an apartment dweller, I don't have). Again I say "meh."

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papilio_luna
Jul. 30th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Dave and I used to do vermiculture composting back when we lived in a house without a yard. It's really not that hard at all. We used the book Worms Eat My Garbage to construct and maintain our wormbox. It worked out fabulously and I recommend doing it for anyone who lives in a place where they can't do backyard composting. It's fabulously easy and the worms are very cute.
hopita
Sep. 6th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Apparently we carry this book at The Co-op now. I just bought a copy today.
furious_mold
Jul. 30th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Would you be comfortable watching a bunch of videos about vermicomposting on You Tube or another video site like this: http://www.instructables.com/tag/?q=vermicomposting&limit%3Atype%3Aid=on&type%3Aid=on&type%3Auser=on&type%3Acomment=on&type%3Agroup=on&type%3AforumTopic=on&type%3AforumTopic=on&sort=none

That's how I've learned how to do certain things when I couldn't find classes or enough people interested in something.

Also, I've heard that worms are very very easy to take care of.

fiannaharpar
Jul. 30th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Matt Peters is on my FB list and he's doing large-scale vermicomposting in Ohio. If you want to talk to him, I can arrange an introduction. Let me know if that would work for you.
hopita
Jul. 30th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
I've known Matt since we were both at Allderdice. :)
fiannaharpar
Jul. 30th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
I wasn't sure :-)

You should ping him, then :-)
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