Worms, Butterflies, & Dirt

Jul 11, 2012

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Gardening is about “trial and error, learning from mistakes, and having fun,” says Master Gardener Jonathan Edwards.

Edwards and Cheryl Yoder-Ednewy of Strub Avenue Farm and in collaboration with Whittier Backyard Farms and the Whittier Time Bank are offering the “Home Farming Workshops Series” throughout the month of July.

Vermicomposting will be taught this Saturday, July 14th. For those not in the know (like us!), vermicomposting is the art of composting using worms. Supposedly kitchen scraps “disappear” overnight when put into your very own worm bin, leaving behind on “soil and tea, a powerful and natural fertilizer.”

On July 28th, you can learn about helping your garden resist pests and how to attract butterflies and bees, considered good insects for the garden. Also on the agenda is biodiversity, companion planting, seeds versus seedlings, and the ever important when to plant.

Each class runs two hours, from 10 a.m. to noon, and only costs ten dollars.

Home Farming Workshop Series
Saturday, July 7th & 14, 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $10
Strub Avenue Farm, 8826 Strub Ave., Whittier
For more info, visit and click on Vermicomposting




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