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Free Vermi-Composting Workshop

Date:
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Phone:
510-776-6210
Location Details:
We are located in Alameda Point Collaborative's Community Garden at the end of Lemoore Drive, just off Alameda Road.
Directions available on bayworms.org

Founded in 2005, Bay Worms is a non-profit dedicated to diverting waste from landfills by converting into rich soil amendments. By improving the quality of soil and illustrating the benefits of organic gardening we hope to educate the public of the advantages of a closed loop, self-sufficient, local organic food production model. Using vermicomposting methods, we provide compost, worm castings and worms to residents and businesses. We also offer educational opportunities such as workshops, seminars and school presentations.

Our History:
In 2005, Berkeley Worms, a UC Berkeley student organization dedicated to vermicomposting, lost its land lease. However, a number of interested students and volunteers hoped to continue the great work of Berkeley Worms and established itself as Bay Worms. At the same time, the Alameda Point Collaborative desired to host a vermicomposting organization to compliment their community garden.

Bay Worms currently operates from APC’s Community Garden 4 days a week with a steady input of organic waste from local residents and businesses, such as Alameda Food Bank. Our greatest thanks goes out to them all! By diverting waste from landfills and illustrating the benefits of organic soil amendments and a closed-loop food production model, we hope to demonstrate how to live sustainably.


IT IS BAY WORMS MISSION TO:
1.Divert food and organic waste from our landfills.
2.Educate and benefit the public by promoting and implementing vermiculture technology.
3.Create high quality soil amendments or fertilizer in the form of worm castings as an alternative to commercially produced synthetic products.

WE BELIEVE THAT:
•Healthy soil, air and water belong to the whole of humanity.
•Profit taking before satisfying fundamental human needs is unacceptable.
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