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Library Workshops Will Highlight Vermicomposting

University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will be offering vermicomposting workshops at several Stanislaus County Libraries.

Did you know that red wiggler worms can help eat kitchen waste? You can learn about vermicomposting, the use of worms to convert organic food waste into fertilizer that can be used in houseplants or in the garden, at your local library. The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will lead workshops about this technique at libraries throughout the month of June.

The classes will be held at multiple branches with a variety of days and times offered.

Saturday, June 3, 2 p.m. at the Empire Library, 98 I St., Empire.

Tuesday, June 6, 6 p.m. at the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library, 4835 Sisk Road, Salida.

Thursday, June 8, 1 p.m. at the Patterson Library, 46 N. Salado Ave., Patterson.

Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m. at the Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe St., Riverbank.

Monday, June 12, 6 p.m. at the Ceres Library, 2250 Magnolia St., Ceres.

Tuesday, June 13, 6 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., Oakdale.

Monday, June 26, 5:30 p.m. at the Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto.

Wednesday, June 28, 6 p.m. at the Turlock Library, 550 Minaret Ave., Turlock.

Participants will see a “worm hotel” and observe the decomposition process firsthand, then take home instructions for creating their own worm bins at home.

For more information, contact your local library. View the library’s online calendar under the Events and Classes tab at for the latest information.