Growing Groceries- July

How can it only just be summer, and it’s already time to start planning for the winter crops? Find out more about eating year round from your garden at the July Growing Groceries class on Saturday, July 10th at the Good Cheer Garden.

To continue to grow through the year, what is one of the best ways to replenish the soil? Worm castings!

Learn a simple and effective method of making in-ground worm bins that will transform your kitchen and garden waste into nutritious compost.

How many worms do you need? How big should the bin be? How long does it take? What can go in it? What kind of bedding do you use? Your questions will be answered!

On Saturday, July 10 we will be meeting in the Good Cheer Garden:

9:00 am: TOP TIPS and planning for your fall/winter garden, presented by Cary Peterson

10:00 am – 12 noon: Learn how to make a successful and thriving worm bin. We will be demonstrating a new Good Cheer in-ground worm bin, and showing how to make smaller home bins. Presented by Todd, Teresa and JaNoah Spratt, of Bugabay Vermicomposting, and Janet Hall WSU/Island County Waste Wise Program Coordinator.
Worm bin kits will be available for purchase.

Class fee is $15, scholarships available.

For information and registration, call the Whidbey Institute at (360) 341-1884, or email