A centenary worm droppings project is taking place in collaboration between the Victoria Horticultural Society and the Compost Education Center. (Pexels)

Victoria horticultural and composting groups are partners for worm droppings project

The first 100 groups who book a workshop will receive a free worm composter

The Victoria Horticultural Society is working with the Compost Education Center on a worm droppings project.

The Society will donate 100 worm buckets to charitable and educational groups and launch the initiative on August 25 at the Compost Education Center at 1216 North Park St.

Vermiculture, also known as worm composting, is becoming a common practice and is useful for gardeners with limited growing space and those who want to improve the health of the soil in their gardens.

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This process helps keep the soil fertile, and gardeners can help this by regularly providing nutrients it needs to the soil and the worms that live there and do their magic.

The Victoria Horticulture Society said in a press release that gardeners can make their own compost, buy composted soil, or add natural supplements to support the specially bred worms known as red wrigglers.

The first 100 groups who book a vermicomposting workshop at the Compost Education Center will receive a free vermicomposter.

For more information, visit compost.bc.ca.

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