SOLD OUT | Composting for Beginners with Wormies (5/13)
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Last Day To Register
5/1/2023 12:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 5/13/2013
3145 Milo St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534, US
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Online pre-registration is required. Drop ins on the day of will not be accepted, due to program materials needing to be prepped in advance.


Join Wormies Vermicompost staff as they share everything you need to know to begin composting at home. After setting the stage with the basics of composting and why composting is important, they’ll highlight what is considered acceptable scraps for compost, how to maintain your compost, when and how to harvest your compost and how to best use it. Wormies compost inoculants will be available and optional to kickstart the composting activity of your system. 


Program is for adults and kids ages 10 and up with adult supervision.


This program is offered free of charge due to generous grant funding.  

If you would like to purchase one of the following, optional take-home items, please do so when you register, and you'll be able to pick up your item during the program.  A purchase is not necessary for program attendance.


Available for all composting programs:

Worms and vermicomposting supplies:

- 1/2 lb red wigglers with 2 gal of bedding for $35

- Rubbermaid bin, $30


Wormies Vermicompost: 

- 32 oz for $12

- 5 gal for $25


- mesh bag to make compost tea or extracts, $5 ea


Recommended Books for Compost Enthusiasts:

- The Rodale Book of Composting (for gardeners)

- The Worm Farmers Handboook (for mid scale vermicomposting)

Teaming with Fungi (advanced)

- Teaming with Microbes (advanced)

- Teaming with Nutrients (advanced)


Your program will be taking place at Blandford Farm, located at 3145 Milo Street NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504. 

Please note there are NO BATHROOMS AT THE FARM from November to March and only port-a-potties available from April to October. The nearest full-service bathrooms are at the Blandford Visitor Center, a 10-15 minute walk or 2 minute drive away.


Please Note: This program will take place entirely outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled, and participants will be notified of their refund options.


COVID-19 Information: As of January 1, 2023, face coverings are not required while participating in programs indoors or outdoors at Blandford. Blandford continues to monitor local COVID rates and reserves the right to reinstate masking requirements for staff, general visitors, and program participants of all ages, regardless of vaccination status, if community health concerns arise. Blandford will notify program participants if this policy changes before a scheduled program takes place. Participants should not attend a program if they show any signs of infectious illness, including cough, fever, headache, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea.

Cancellation Policy
Notice must be received at least 7 business days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements; refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.

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