Master composter Paul McGillicuddy has his hands full with worms at the Grey Bears Vermiculture site. These amazing creatures benefit home composters, gardeners and the environment. Worm castings provide beneficial microorganisms as well as plant growth hormones and nutrients to the soil.
Worm Bin Makes Composting Easy
Says Paul, “Now is an excellent time to start a home worm composting bin. The castings can be used to fertilize your flowers and vegetables in the spring. Worm composting is a slower process than other composting methods, but contains richer minerals for your soil. So it’s well worth it.”
Bins are available at local garden supply stores, and Grey Bears offers starter worms for a $10 donation. You can get your hands on some worms from Paul at Grey Bears on Friday mornings between 9:30-10:30am.