Composting

Don_chief_composter_2Grey Bears has two installations to recycle leftover food scraps from our daily lunch and Brown Bag Programs. Our six Earth Tubs churn out 30 tons of high-quality compost each year. Pick up a 20+ pound bag for just $10 at our Thrift Store.

We also sell worm castings from our vermiculture installation. worm composting. If you’re interested in setting up your own home recycling with red worms, our Vermiculture expert, Marla King is here every Fridmarla_1_cropped_squareay from 10-11am, and by email to make an appointment, mdkingmd@yahoo.com.

Worm castings provide beneficial microorganisms as well as plant growth hormones, humus and nutrients to your garden soil. They have been shown to promote seed germination, enhance growth and, in some cases, impart disease resistance to plants. Home composting helps to slow climate change while improving your soil.