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 25 tons of high-quality compost each year. Pick up a 20+ pound bag for just $10 at our Thrift Store.

We also have a worm composting demonstration site at Grey Bears. Our Vermiculture expert, Marla King is here every Friday from 10am-12pm. For just $10 Marla will provide you with enough worms to set up your own home worm composting. Email Marla for more info, 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.