Cambridge event to offer an introduction to the world of worms

February 20, 2017 by  

Worms, though usually unseen, play an important role in the ecosystems they inhabit, and Cambridge‘s rare Charitable Research Reserve will be hosting a workshop that can help participants develops a new appreciation for these humble yet essential creatures.

The session, which will be led by University of Waterloo PhD student and volunteer Heather Cray, will explore the world of worms. A variety of topics will be discussed, including how long they live, their life cycle, whether or not they hibernate, what species are considered invasive, and much more. Ms.Cray will also be presenting the results of some of her research into worms.

A big part of the afternoon will be instruction in the art of vermicomposting, which refers to using worms to help organic matter break down into compost. This can be helpful for those who don’t have access to a green cart or who want to make their own compost for their home garden. The organizers of a class such as this can use booklet printing service to produce instructional materials for all those who participate.

The worm science and vermicomposting workshop has been planned for March 11th at 768 Blair Road in Cambridge. The cost to participate is $8.00 each, while for those with a discount card, the cost will be $3.00. More information and an opportunity to register to take part have been included on the rare Charitable Research Reserve’s website.