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Vermicomposting Workshop (6-17 years old)

June 7

NEW!!  Vermicomposting Workshop – for 6-17 year-olds

*This event will be held at Miller Park Zoo. Please visit to register.

Do any of these statements describe you??

  • You want a pet but you don’t want to deal with a dog to walk, a noisy parrot, or a cat box to clean.
  • You generate a lot of carrot peelings and banana peels, and hate to just throw them away.
  • You would love to create less garbage but are not sure how.

The answer to all the challenges above involves…. WORMS. Red wigglers, to be precise. Vermicomposting, or composting with worms, is an easy way to recycle food scraps into a rich fertilizer for your plants! These amazing, tiny creatures will actually eat your garbage. This workshop will include everything needed to successfully begin vermicomposting – including worms! Various types of compost systems and techniques will be discussed in addition to troubleshooting tips to avoid potential problems.  Participants will make and take home a vermicomposting bin ready for use.

Session date/times: 

6-9 year-olds:      June 7, 9:00-11:00am

10-17 year-olds:  June 7, 1:00-3:00pm

Registration fees:

$26 per person for MPZS members

$30 per person for non-members


June 7


Miller Park Zoo
1020 S Morris Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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