top of page

Vermicomposting Workshop

with Mike Dorion of Living Soil Solutions

Dive into the fascinating world of composting and vermiculture in our hands-on workshop at Early Dawn Farm!

Guided by Mike Dorion from Living Soils Solutions, you'll embark on a journey to master the secrets of turning organic waste into garden gold with the help of our tiny, tireless workers - worms!

Date: March 9th, 2024

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Cost: $75 per person

Located at Early Dawn Farm

Registration: Spaces are limited, and it is first come first served. To secure your spot, complete your registration by sending the payment via e-transfer to


Workshop Highlights

  • Discover the Worms:  Uncover which worm species can transform your compost pile into nutrient-rich soil, enhancing your garden's vitality.

  • The Perfect Bed: Learn the art of creating the ideal bedding material to keep your worms happy, healthy, and productive.

  • Create the Ideal Worm Environment: Find out how to maintain optimal conditions for your worms to flourish, ensuring a successful composting operation.

  • Worm Diets Decoded: Delve into the dietary preferences of your worms and how their work benefits your garden all year round.

  • From Waste to Wonder: Learn how to harness the power of worm castings to boost your soil's health and your plants' growth.

  • Worm Love 101: Enjoy a light-hearted exploration of worm reproduction, presented in a way that's suitable for all ages.

  • Build Your Worm Farm: Get practical advice on setting up your worm bed effectively and how many worms you need to get started.

  • Caring for Your Worm Community: Discover how easy it is to feed and care for your worms, ensuring they're always at their best.

Join us for an engaging afternoon where you'll not only learn but also take home your very own worm community to kickstart or enhance your composting journey. Let's turn waste into wonder together!

Due to the unique nature of this workshop and the upfront costs involved, please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.

Learn more about your Instructor: Mike Dorion

Mike Dorion_edited.jpg

Mike Dorion, a versatile entrepreneur with a deep passion for sustainable agriculture, transitioned from a diverse career—including finance and a stint as a Jack Daniels rep—to a pioneer in regenerative agriculture after a life-changing encounter with permaculture. His extensive training includes permaculture design, SPIN farming, and soil microbiology, showcasing his commitment to understanding and nurturing the soil's health. Currently, Mike is enhancing his skills as a Soil Food Web Advisor and serves on the Calgary Permaculture Guild's board.

At the heart of Mike's journey is Living Soil Solutions, a venture that embodies his dedication to restoring soil vitality through natural and traditional methods. The company focuses on enriching soil with quality composts and vermicomposts, aiming to rebalance ecosystems in both small gardens and large agricultural spaces. Living Soil Solutions is not just about soil restoration; it's about building a community of mindful growers and promoting safe, nutritious food production through partnerships with local organizations. Education plays a crucial role in Mike's mission, as he strives to make learning about soil health both fun and impactful, driven by the philosophy that everything begins with the soil.

bottom of page