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European Worm Congress 2019

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Fruittuin van West

48 Tom Schreursweg

1067 MC Amsterdam

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The first European Worm Congress will be taking place on August 23rd during the Summer of Soil.

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Worms: the solution for organic waste!

We are going on a journey across the world of vermicomposting in one day.

We are meeting prof. Van Groeningen from the WUR who will tell us about the importance of worms to the soil.

After this, Rhonda Sherman (Dpt of Horticultural Science at NC State University USA) will take you with her. Rhonda is an expert in vermicomposting, recycling and waste reduction. She recently wrote “The Worm Farmers Handbook”, a book about setting up a medium sized up to large scale vermicomposting operations for farmers, companies, municipalities, schools, and public institutions.

Stef Le Fèvre (Programma Afvalketen, municipality of Amsterdam) tells about his experiences with neighbourhood composting and the challenges he comes across. Can neighbourhood composting be (one of) the solution(s) for the local processing of urban organic waste flows?

After this reconnaissance of the terrain, we can imagine that there are questions. How great are the benefits? What do we still have to solve?

We will ask these questions to the panel of expert speakers: Sherman, Van Groeningen and Le Fèvre, Machgeels van Ziel.

Concept program August 23rd 2019

10:00 - 10:15 Opening by stichting Buurtcompost

10:15 - 11:00 Van Groeningen on Soil and Worms

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:00 Sherman on practice of vermicomposting

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch with walk through exhibit “Summer of Soil”

13:00 - 13:45 Le Fèvre on neighbourhood composting

13:45 - 14:00 Break

14:00 - 14:45 Panel and questions

14:45 – 15:00 Break

15:00 - 15:30 Wurmkiste.at

15:30 - 16:00 Dekker (on behalf of Elaine Ingham) on microbiology in compost and applications of this.

16:00 - 16:45 Excursion to the Wormerij (used to be de eerste amsterdamsche wormenkwekerij)

16:45 A drink at the Wormerij

When you're in need of more info, mail with Cindy (info@wormenhotel.nl)

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48 Tom Schreursweg

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