Worm composting is a great way to keep kitchen scraps from going to the landfill year-round, plus it’s fun, easy, and economical. This class will introduce you to red wigglers — the superstars of the worm bin — and the living ecosystem that supports them. You will build your own worm bin from a 10-gallon plastic tub. You’ll also learn about bin set-up, care and maintenance, feeding, troubleshooting, harvesting, and compost use. Each participant will walk away with a worm bin, complete with worms, and the confidence and know-how to put them to work!
Your instructor will provide the following materials:
- 10-gallon plastic bin
- Construction supplies
- Starter compost
- Red wiggler worms
Students are asked to bring:
- A power drill
- Large drill bit
- Newspaper, paper bags, old phone books
- If your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area.
No experience needed.
Students ages 10 and older are welcome to attend this class. Ages 10-15 must participate with another registered adult. Ages 16-17 can register on their own with parent permission, which you can give with an email to email@example.com.
Adult-child pairs will build one worm bin together and can be counted as one participant. (Please, no more than one child per adult.)
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
Materials fee: $25
Total cost: $85
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.