National compost day at Balkonton, visit March 25 the Worm Bin-Expo

landelijke compostdag workshop wormenhotel
landelijke compostdag workshop wormenhotel

Compost worms at work on National Compost Day 2023

Saturday, March 25, at Balkonton in Amsterdam, you can see (and smell) for yourself how compost worms convert GFT into super-compost. Spread across 7 different worm composter, the worms do their work. There will be a short tour every full hour after which there will be plenty of time to ask questions about the ins and outs of worm composting.

Composting yourself has many advantages: you reduce the waste stream as well as produce your own valuable compost for your plant pots or garden. More and more people recognize this and are looking for a way to easily compost themselves at home. A worm composter is then a good method, especially if you are small housed or do not have a large garden. At the same time, worm composting raises many questions: How do you do it? Doesn’t it smell? What if I go on vacation? All those questions (and more) will be answered during a visit to Balkonton’s open house.

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Ireen Laarakker, founder of Balkonton, will give a tour of the Worm Tank-Expo every full hour. At the farewell, you will receive a free printed copy of the booklet “Worm Composting Manual” to take home. Printed, of course, on compostable paper made from agricultural waste. There will be a worm coloring sheet and lemonade for the children. For the adults, coffee and every opportunity to ask questions. The coffee grounds, of course, go to the worms.

The Worm Bin-Expo consists of 7 different worm composter. Scattered throughout the garden and office. In addition to the familiar “stack” systems, there are also “hopper” systems, and a worm composter that works with “horizontal migration. The difference between the systems will be explained during the tour. The open house is held on the occasion of National Compost Day. During the rest of the year, a visit is always possible by appointment.

National Compost Day at Balkonton

Saturday, March 25, 2023, National Compost Day

Moestuinlaan 16, Amsterdam

Commencement 10:00 a.m. End time 4:30 p.m.

Tour every huh hour.

About Balkonton

Ireen Laarakker began producing the Balkonton Classic in 2015: a combination vertical garden and worm composter. In addition, Balkonton now sells worm composterfrom other manufacturers. At www.balkont you will find the largest collection of worm composterin the Netherlands and lots of tips on worm composting. You can also download or order the Worm Composting Manual there.

Personal advice is paramount at Balkonton, because choosing the right worm composter depends very much on your personal situation and requirements.

National Compost Day 2023 free compost worms

Registration for the open house is not necessary, unless you want to take home a handful of compost worms afterwards. In that case, send an email with the subject line: National Compost Day

The National Compost Day is an initiative of the association waste companies

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