UGA Extension has partnered with the Atlanta Science Festival (ASF) to bring events to Clayton County residents that make science interactive, fun and accessible. The Atlanta Science Festival will kick off on March 14 and offer 100 events in 65 locations in Metro Atlanta before ending on March 25. Clayton County Extension will host two ASF events: Wiggly Worms – Kings of Compost and the Bzzz Behind Beekeeping. Building our clay soil through the use of compost and promoting the health of pollinators are both important components of a healthy food system.
Wiggly Worms: Kings of Compost
Saturday, March 18, 2017
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Reynolds Nature Preserve, outdoor classroom
5665 Reynolds Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260
Register online. Registration deadline is March 10.
Worms create healthier soil which leads to a more productive vegetable or flower garden. Explore the science behind how these kings of compost break down kitchen scraps, and see how you can put them to work for you. During this workshop, team with a Georgia Master Gardener to create your own vermicomposting bin, complete with red wigglers. Learn how to maintain the worm bin and gather worm castings for your garden. Vermicomposting works well, whether you live in an apartment, a townhouse, or on a farm.
Bzzz Behind Beekeeping
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Clayton County Extension
1262 Government Circle
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Listen to a beekeeper share their passion about the world’s greatest insect. Learn how keeping honeybees can become a fascinating experience for the whole family. Find out what it takes to keep honeybees and see the tools that are helpful with promoting your new hobby. Register online.