Soils and VermicompostingWinona State University will host “Soils and Vermicomposting” 8:30 a.m. to  4:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, on the Winona campus.

In this workshop participants will:

• Learn about soil biology and the interactions occurring among various groups of soil organisms

• Reflect on how a complex web of life enhances the fertility of soils and health of plants

• Observe and identify selected groups of soil invertebrates

• Set up a vermicomposting bin.

Instructor Bruno Borsari, associate professor of biology at Winona State University, has 25 years of experience in habitat restoration and sustainable agriculture.

Cost to attend is $85. Registration fee includes participant materials, morning refreshments and a box lunch.

The workshop is part of the 2013-14 Urban Micro-Farming Workshop Series,  offered through WSU Outreach and Continuing Education with support from the WSU Foundation. To learn more or register, visit winona.augusoft.net or call 507-457-5080.

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