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Vermicomposting conference offered in October

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Rhonda with wormsNatalie Hampton photoRhonda Sherman is the organizer of the NCSU Vermiculture Conference.

North America’s only symposium on mid-to-large scale vermiculture and vermicomposting is coming to Chapel Hill’s Friday Center Oct. 10-12. Get the tools you need to start or expand your earthworm or vermicompost production operation. And learn about the latest research on the effects of vermicompost and extracts (tea) on plant growth and on disease and pest reduction. The conference agenda is available at

Field Trip: This conference will include a field tour of a grocery store that pre-composts and vermicomposts food waste (including meat) and cardboard onsite.

Registration is limited this time, so register now to reserve a seat at the conference. Go to the conference website and click on the “Registration” button. Register and pay by Aug. 19 to receive the early bird rate.

Conference discounts are available to N.C. Cooperative Extension agents and N.C. State University students. Contact Rhonda Sherman for more information. This conference is sponsored by N.C. State University and it’s Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, as well as N.C. Cooperative Extension.

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