City of Swan wriggles worm-farming workshops back on to community agenda

Kevin Smith will teach you all you need to know to set up a worm farm at home. d472867
Kevin Smith will teach you all you need to know to set up a worm farm at home. d472867

THE City of Swan’s worm-farming workshop series and subsidy scheme is back this September.

Mayor Mick Wainwright said the ever-popular workshops were perfect for those looking to find out how to live more sustainably in their homes.

“The worm-farming workshops show you how a worm farm can transform your household food scraps into useful products for your garden,” he said.

“The three workshops, presented by Kevin Smith from The Worm Shed, will feature a presentation on all aspects of worm-farming and the role worms play in recycling and waste management.

“This will be followed by a demonstration of setting up and maintaining a worm farm.

“Residents and ratepayers of the City of Swan who attend a worm-farming workshop are offered a $100 subsidy on a worm farm, complete with worms and worm castings, or a $40 subsidy on 1kg of worms.”

Workshops will be held at Ellenbrook Community Library on September 2, Altone Park Public Library on September 9 and Midland Library on September 12.

Midland/Guildford ward councillor Mark Elliott said since the City started the subsidy in 2015, 430 people had attended the worm-farming workshops and 178 subsidised worm farms had been purchased.

“It’s a fantastic series that aims to inspire and encourage participants to change their lifestyle in order to be kinder to the environment,” he said.

To find out more and reserve your place, visit or ask at your local Swan library.

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