Reduce waste and create the best fertilizer for your garden. Learn more about composting with a composting demonstration, one-day crash courses or a six-week series.
Learn how to compost indoors and in tight spaces using worms or outdoors using a variety of containers types and recipes. Contact Muriel Williman at (919) 968-2788 or email Muriel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more program details. No advance registration required. The course will run 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Chapel Hill Community Center Compost Site behind the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden.
Introduction series: composting with the red wiggler worm
For ages 12 and older. Fee is $150 for a resident of Chapel Hill or Orange County, $180 for a non-resident for the six-class series OR $30 for residents and $36 for non-residents per class plus a $5 to $25 material fee (depending on the class).
Learn how to make worm bins and use the red wiggler worm to turn an average of 75 percent of household food and paper waste into worm castings (compost). Classes will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Community Center Meeting Room.
Pre- registration is required. Participants must pay the instructor the entire fee at the first class. No fee reduction.
Saturday, Feb. 4: The Red Wiggler aka The Composting Worm (Activity #210581A)
Saturday, Feb. 11: The Worm and Waste Stream (Activity #210582A)
Saturday, Feb. 18: Make Your Own Bins (Activity #210583A)
Saturday, Feb. 25: All about Soil (Activity #210584A)
Saturday, March 3: Problem Solving With Your Worm Bin (Activity #210585A)
Saturday, March 10: Harvesting Worm Castings (Activity #210586A)
Worm bin composting crash courses
Fee is $30 for residents of Chapel Hill or Orange County, $17 for seniors ages 55 and older and children younger than 12, plus a $25 material fee per family. Cost is $36 for non-residents, $20 non-resident seniors ages 55 and older and children younger than 12, plus a $25 material fee per family.
Learn all the basics about composting with worms and build a bin to take home with you in the crash course. We will not go as in-depth in the crash course as in the series, but it's a great way to start. Classes meet from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Community Center Meeting Room.
Pre-registration is required. Pay the instructor the entire fee at the first class. No fee reduction.
Wednesday, Feb. 8: Family Worm Bin (Activity #210590A)
Wednesday, Feb. 22: Teacher Worm Bin (Activity #210591A)
Wednesday, March 7: Youth Worm Bin (Activity #210592A)
Wednesday, March 21: Apartment Worm Bin (Activity #210593A)
Register online at www.townofchapelhill.org/register.