So are you asking what Steinbeck has to do with being Earth-friendly? Well, maybe a little or maybe a lot.
Steinbeck’s claim to fame was his story Of Mice and Men. And, I’m not one to question authorities on subjects – oh, wait, maybe I am. But, to be honest, I’m thinking he may have gotten it wrong. Calm down all you Steinbeckies out there in cyberland.
All I'm saying is that we shouldn’t be thinking of Mice and Men. We should be thinking of Worms and Men.
If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, that’s good. I’m talking about being green, eco-friendly and earth-friendly all rolled up into one EZ-Smeazy concept: Worm Bins.
What is a worm bin and how much does one cost? Well you can check them out here. But they range in price from about $60 to $80. Of course if that pricetag is too steep, you can always build one yourself.
Worms are picky.
There are some foods you can't put into a worm bin: cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli and no citrus goes in the bin.
And the worms will suddenly become homing worms if you don't keep their environment pleasant. Ways to build a good home for your worms is to add paper, egg shells and chopped up food products to your top tray. You also need to spray water into the bin to keep it moist.
After a while you will be able to harvest your worm tea - a.k.a. worm pee.
If you're curious about where you find your worms, relax. You don't need to dig them up and steal them away from their happy homes. You can visit Findworms. com where you can buy a pound of worms for about $30 per pound.
So let's not do a little - let's do the most Let's grow a worm bin - let's all compost!
JUNE 1st - SCHMOOZE, 9:30 a.m. - noon ? Vancouver - Clark County Children's Writers and Illustrators Our next schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at 9:30 a.m. at the Cascade Park Library ? 600 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA. 98664. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vicki Lindstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org. ?
June 29, 2013 - MAKING YOUR FIRST PAGES SHINE with Chronicle Editor Melissa Manlove - this Rogue Valley Connection workshop is in Ashland. See website: www.scbwior.com/events for more details.
June 8, 2013 - Our FIRST SE PORTLAND schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Holgate Library, a branch of the Multnomah County Libraries. This is your chance to Meet and Greet the Co-RAs, ask them questions, and get acquainted with each other. We will meet in the meeting room at the Holgate Library ? 7905 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol Bloemen at email@example.com ?
SCBWI - The Great Critique - July 20th at Tabor Space
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