Don’t underestimate the power of a worm! Vermiculture, commonly known as worm composting, is one of the easiest and least laborious ways of putting waste to work in your household or workplace. Join Nikki Belmonte for a hands-on, dirt-n-worms workshop where the science behind vermiculture is revealed and steps to putting worms to work for you are laid out.
Nikki will give a presentation on everything you need to know and guide each participant in building a small worm bin – worms included. Participants will be able to start composting as soon as they get home! Children ages 8 and older are welcome with an adult, but the presentation is geared towards adults and teens. Supplies and educational materials included in workshop fee.
About the Instructor:
Nikki Belmonte is a transplant from Massachusetts where she grew up in a suburb of Boston. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in wildlife conservation from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Master’s of Science in environmental education from Antioch University New England. Nikki is a lifelong birder and nature lover and has made a career in the environmental world.
Currently, she is the Executive Director of Atlanta Audubon Society (AAS). Prior to this role, she worked as the AAS Education Coordinator, a science lab teacher in Cobb County, a naturalist for Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, and everything from a park ranger to the assistant to the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
She lives in Roswell with her husband, two kids, two indoor cats, tarantula, and thousands of composting worms. She has been practicing and teaching about vermiculture since 2002.
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WORKSHOP MOVED TO WINTER/SPRING '15