ELK GROVE - If you’re a gardener, you probably already know the benefits of composting to your garden soil and plants. But there’s another type of composting, though, that may be new to you. If you have a lot of food scraps from the kitchen-as most of us do-you may want to try your hand at worm composting, or vermicomposting.
Worm composting employs the labor of a thousand or more red worms. The worms are placed in a worm bin and are fed the food scraps that would typically go in the trash. After several months, the resulting worm castings can be collected for use in the garden, and are a highly-valued nutrient for soil and plants.
A workshop is scheduled for Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m. at the Elk Grove Community Garden. The class is currently full, but those interested are encouraged to sign up on the waiting list by calling (916) 478-2209.