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Learn How Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage

Build and Take Home a Worm Composter For Your Kitchen Scraps and Garden

Includes a double bin composter, worms, and bedding.
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm
Location: SOUTH BAY BOTANIC GARDEN at SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Register by email at: SustainableWorkshops(at)yahoo.com
Reserve early, seating is limited.

Worms consume up to 50 percent of their own body weight in food each day — that translates into a lot of fertilizer.

Vermicomposting food waste offers several advantages:
It reduces household garbage disposal costs;
It produces less odor and attracts fewer pests than putting food wastes into a garbage container;
It saves the water and electricity that kitchen sink garbage disposal units consume;
It produces a free, high-quality soil amendment (compost);
It requires little space, labor, or maintenance;
It spawns free worms for fishing or feeding to your chickens.

South Bay Botanic Garden @ Southwestern College, consists of 4 acres of trees, shrubs, flowers, ground covers, various turf grasses, plant collections, and water features all framed in a pleasant setting.  As part of the Landscape and Nursery Technology Program at Southwestern College, the garden continues to be a learning facility for students pursuing degrees in the horticultural fields.  Don’t be surprised to see a group of students working on the garden or learning a horticultural skill.
Visitors can see how to grow and prune productive fruit trees for small back yards, find out what plants are the best for water-conserving landscapes, get ideas for paving and hardscape features, and take a look at our tropical, cacti and succulent, and ground cover collections.

The garden is a National Wildlife Federation approved sanctuary!  Don’t be surprised to see some hawks or owls nesting in the trees.

As the only botanic garden in the South Bay, we host onsite workshops pertaining to horticulture (plants), aquaculture (fish), vermiculture (worms) and many more gardening interests.


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