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Composting with Wigglers: Worm Bin Workshop

Worm bin composting, also known as vermicomposting, offers a unique and responsible solution for disposing of food waste utilizing the power of worms! In this hands-on workshop, we will cover the science behind composting with worms, build a worm bin and discuss best practices to keep worms working for you.

This class is available in-person and virtually. All supplies are included in the cost of the in-person fee. In-person is limited to 9 students who will be required to wear face coverings and stay socially distanced. Hand sanitizer will be available. Virtual students will receive a supply list and the Zoom information one week before the class date.

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Instructor: David Smilnak "Hi, my name is David Smilnak. I love being able to teach people who are excited about environmental science and agriculture. So far, I’ve been very lucky to do so across the country. Whether it be volunteering in upstate New York or working with farmers in Southwest Colorado, I’ve been active in community outreach and teaching. Just like the people I see in classrooms and workshops, learning has become a lifelong passion. In 2016, I received my bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Environmental Resource Management. Then in 2019, I received my master’s from North Carolina State University in Agricultural and Extension Education. Now my quest for learning has brought me to Columbus, where I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at The Ohio State University. I hope my experience and education can help others pursue their passions and learn a little bit more about agriculture and environmental science."