TNRD offers Worm Composting Workshops

TNRD is offering a series of free worm composting workshops on Saturdays throughout the summer

Thompson-Nicola Regional District

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is offering a series of free worm composting workshops on Saturdays throughout the summer hosted by Mel Anderson, formerly of All Things Organic (allthingsorganic.com).

In addition to learning about worm composting, workshop attendees will be eligible for a subsidy for a worm composter, which can be purchased for $35, a significant savings from retail prices.

Worm composters will only be available at the workshops.

People interested in attending the free workshops are urged to phone or email the contact information provided below to pre-register and to find out the specific times and locations.

The dates and communities are as follows:

• May 25, Merritt

• June 1, Clearwater

• June 15, Barriere

• June 29, Chase

• July 13, Lytton

• August 10, Cache Creek/Ashcroft

• August 24, Logan Lake

As well as educating attendees about worm composting, Anderson will answer any questions about composting in general.

If workshop attendees are interested in purchasing backyard composters, they can be purchased for $25 from Purity Feed in Kamloops and Merritt, or from member municipalities throughout the TNRD.

Composting is a great way for TNRD residents to save on tipping fees and divert waste from landfills, as well as provide nutrient-rich soil for their gardens.

It’s estimated that nearly a third of all household waste is made up of organic waste.