sunny Wednesday morning in June, Deputy Town Clerk Stacy Colamussi presented
her vermicomposting “worm fertilizer” demonstration to over 60 residents at the
Town’s Senior Center.
avid gardener, Colamussi has always composted but over the past several years
she has started vermicomposting; raising special composting worms that eat all
her kitchen scraps, newspapers and junk mail. Colamussi then uses their waste,
or “castings,” to fertilize and protect her plants.
fertilizer is a great way to go green – imagine if everyone practiced
vermicomposting?” said Deputy Town Clerk Stacy Colamussi, who wholeheartedly
attests to the process and its success, and has now devoted her time to
educating others on its benefits, seeking to make everyone’s back yard a little
greener. “We can dramatically reduce waste sent to waste management facilities,
while reaping the benefits of vigorous and healthy flowers, plants, shrubs and
lawns, not to mention vegetables! Worm castings can be used on anything, not
only in the garden.”
her presentation, Stacy demonstrated the vermicomposting process, explained how
to get started, and answered various questions about using worm castings in the
garden before giving away bags of her homemade worm fertilizer as souvenirs for
receiving an interested and enthusiastic response from those present, Colamussi
announced she would be presenting her vermicomposting demonstration at several
local libraries during the summer and fall.
the photo (l-r): Julia Frangione, Senior Division Director; Stacy H. Colamussi,
Deputy Town Clerk at vermicomposting “worm fertilizer” demonstration.