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At worm composting class for kids, dirty is good

August 18, 2010 |  6:00 am


Wigglers Kids are not big on euphemisms. "They love talking about poop," says Ted Tegart, youth education coordinator of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Hip to the likes and dislikes of his target audience, Tegart is hosting the alluring-sounding family workshop titled "Playing With Worms!" on Saturday. The class will explore composting and vermiculture with the hope that kids will go home and start recycling food waste. Tegart has ordered red wigglers  especially for the class. "We'll have fun and learn something at the same time," he says.

Families also will make a worm bin to take home.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the arboretum's composting demonstration area. The cost is $12 to $14 per family.

The arboretum is at 301 N. Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia. To register for the class, call (626) 821-4623.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo illustration: Los Angeles Times


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