Got Worms? Do you want them?
Saturday, November 06, 2010
My dogs and cats have had them but I never thought I would have the time or interest to have them myself. (Except perhaps for those medicinal tapeworms they sold in the late 19th century as a weight loss aid!) Nevertheless I might have worms myself soon thanks to meeting Cassandra.
Though she isn't a sparker, like many sparkers Cassandra is in the midst of a major transformation. She moved from an isolated Indian reservation to a new home near San Antonio. She looked at her skill set and compared it to what the planet needs and decided that the planet needs more good soil and she knew how to make that through worm composting.
I met her through Green Drinks and when I heard she was hosting a web seminar on worms I immediately wanted to support her, (especially when I found out that her webinar was free!) Spark People has introduced me to the idea of that the web can be used to support people who are trying to change their lives.
Spark People encourages us to eat lots of vegetables. The yardsharing garden in our front yard also increases the amount of veggies in my diet. I think that gardening leads to the need for compost. The need for compost (and the availability of veggie waste both from the garden and the increased number of veggies I'm eating) leads to a desire to learn more about making compost. I've always heard that worm composting was really great but I've never taken the time to learn about it beyond scanning a few books which made my head spin.
Cassandra says her presentation will teach us how to make a worm bin that takes 30 minutes to put together and costs less than $10. I heard that the bin is the sort that is kept inside so that we don't have to interrupt our worming for the heat of the summer or the cold of winter. If I make it to the event, and I intend to, I will find out if it something I want to try.
The webinar which she is calling a "Worminar" takes place at 6 pm, Central Daylight Time, today November 6, 2010. You can learn more about it at her website. Which you can find by searching on google for "Worminar".
What do you think? Are you ready for worms?