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FW: 2 emails: 1) Summary of worm events and 2) Worm Woman press release

  • Subject: [cg] FW: 2 emails: 1) Summary of worm events and 2) Worm Woman press release
  • From: "Kirby, Ellen" <ellenkirby@bbg.org>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 16:48:36 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Jasaitis, Patricia 
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 4:45 PM
To: Kirby, Ellen
Subject: RE: 2 emails: 1) Summary of worm events and 2) Worm Woman press

That would be great.  I'm having trouble getting the word to Dave
Lutz/treebranch.com, so if you could do those things you list that would be
a real help.  Thanks!  P

-----Original Message-----
From: Kirby, Ellen 
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 4:44 PM
To: Jasaitis, Patricia
Subject: RE: 2 emails: 1) Summary of worm events and 2) Worm Woman press

Pat,  What about Cyberpark/Cybergardens/acga list serve.  I can do if you


-----Original Message-----
From: Jasaitis, Patricia 
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 4:40 PM
To: Kirby, Ellen; Gregory, Daxius; Scott, Tara; 'dave lutz'
Subject: fw: 2 emails: 1) Summary of worm events and 2) Worm Woman press

Please forward!

Wiggle on over!

Worm composting events around New York City, Fall 2001

"Worm Woman " Mary Appelhof, author of "Worms Eat My Garbage,"
and Naomi Dagen Bloom, environmental artist, are painting the town red
with red worms at these events:

Friday, October 5, 1:30 and 3:30 pm
Interactive workshops for children and their teachers with
Mary Appelhof, at the Staten Island Children's Museum
Free; pre-registration required, (718) 273-2060. Staten Island Children's
Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten
Island. For more information: www.sibg.org, (718) 273-0629.

Sunday, October 7, 1 to 4:30 pm
"Meet the Scientist" program featuring Mary Appelhof,
at the American Museum of Natural History
Drop-in session for children with their families, in the Discovery Room.
Admission to the Discovery Room is free with Museum admission, but
to avoid overcrowding entry may be staggered and space may be
limited. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West
between 77th and 81st Street. For more information: www.amnh.org,
(212) 769-5100.

Monday, October 8, 1 to 3 pm
Columbus Day Discovery Program: "Wiggling Worms
With Mary Appelhof," at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Drop-in program for 3- to 8-year-olds accompanied by caregiver. At
the Amazing Plants! Exhibit in the Steinhardt Conservatory. Free with
Garden admission. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue,
Brooklyn. For more information: www.bbg.org, (718) 623-7200.

Wednesday, October 10, 4:45 to 6:15 pm
Afterschool talk for educators with Mary Applehof,
"Creative strategies on reaching/teaching different types
of people about composting," at the American Museum
of Natural History
Linder Theatre, first floor. Enter the Museum at the main entrance on
Central Park West between 77th and 81st Streets, or at the Rose
Center on 81st Street. Free with registration; call Brooklyn Botanic
Garden, (718) 623-7292, to reserve space by Monday, October 8. For
more information: www.amnh.org, (212) 769-5100.

Exhibition and programs: "THIS DIRT MUSEUM,"
at the Queens Botanical Garden
October 6 through 21 (opening celebration
Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7)

Interactive installation filling the Queens Botanical Garden
Plant Shop, created by environmental artist Naomi Dagen Bloom
in recognition of the closing of the Fresh Kills landfill.
For more information: Naomi Dagen Bloom's website,
www.cityworm.com; Queens Compost Helpline,
(718) 539-5296; or www.queensbotanical.org.

Saturday, October 6, noon to 5 pm
*"Worm Composting-It's Easy, Fun, & You Can Do It!"
workshop with Mary Appelhof
*"Why Am I Knitting Here?" performance by
Naomi Dagen Bloom
*"Why Master Composters in New York City?" with
Venetia Lannon, Department of Sanitation, and Queens
Master Composters (in Mandarin, Spanish, and Hindi)

Sunday, October 7, noon to 3 pm
*"Make Your Own Compost Tumbler!" hands-on recycling
*"Essie's Great Adventure," original puppet show

Saturday, October 13, noon to 3 pm
*"Yes, You Can Kitchen Compost!" hands-on demonstration
and worm-bin raffle
*"Presentation by Flushing Buddhist Temple"

Sunday, October 14, noon to 3 pm
*"If You Build a Better Worm Box, They Will Come"
*"How Worm Composting Won Over My Neighbors"
*Just for Kids-"As the Worm Turns"

Saturday, October 20, noon to 5 pm
*"Composting in Mexico," slide presentation by
Naomi Dagen Bloom
*"How Queens Hospital Discovered Cost-Cutting Benefits
of Composting"

Sunday, October 21, 2 to 5 pm
*"Yes, You Can Compost!" hands-on demonstration and
worm-bin raffle
*"Worm-Ware began in Queens!" closing performance with
Naomi Dagen Bloom; ten Worm-Ware boxes to be given
to audience members

Other worm composting workshops offered by Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Urban
Composting Project:

Tuesday, October 11, 6 to 8 pm
Indoor Worm Composting Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 10 to 1 pm

Sunday, November 4, 12 to 3 pm
NYC teacher "Wormshop": Worm Composting for the

Tuesday, November 6, drop-in between 1 and 3 pm
(weather permitting)
Cast your vote for worms! * For families with kids ages 3 to 8-kids
will get hands-on instruction in starting a compost project, how and what
to "feed" it, and how to harvest the "black gold." Take home materials
to start your own compost at home. Free; be prepared to get your
clothes "earthy." For more information: compost help line: (718) 623-7290
website: www.bbg.org

Brooklyn Urban Composting Project
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

The Department of Sanitation has funded compost education projects at the
City's Botanical Gardens since 1993.
Check out the new Compost Project website at www.nyccompost.org.

"Worms eat my garbage. They 've been doing it for 27 years.
I set up my basement worm bin with shredded newspaper,
a bit of soil, and a few thousand redworms.
I bury food waste in it.The worms eat it...
The whole proess is truly on-site recycling!"
-Mary Appelhof, "Worm Woman"


From: Mary Appelhof [mailto:mappelho@tds.net]
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 7:04 PM
Subject: Worm Woman in New York to Talk About Worms

For immediate release
Contact: Nancy Essex 616-327-0108

Worm Woman to New York

"Worm Woman" Mary Appelhof (Kalamazoo, Michigan) will talk about 
garbage-eating worms at several venues in New York City  in 
conjunction with the opening of  "This Dirt Museum:The Ladies' Room," 
at Queens Botanical Garden Oct. 6, 2001.

Appelhof is author of "Worms Eat My Garbage' and recognized 
internationally for her work over the past 30 years getting people to 
bring a colony of redworms into their own homes to turn their kitchen 
food waste into garden fertilizer. "It's simple, it's convenient, 
it's effective, and it's fun," says Appelhof.

Naomi Dagen Bloom of Queens is so enthusiastic about how redworms in 
her kitchen turn garbage into black gold she arranged to honor the 
worms and the concept with an art exhibit and performances in the 
Plant Room at Queens Botanical Garden. People have sent knitted 
redworms from all over the world which Naomi will install in the 
exhibit, "This Dirt Museum."

Botanical gardens in New York City have used Appelhof's books and 
videos for years in their educational outreach programs. A biologist 
and former biology teacher, Appelhof produced a popular classroom 
activities book, "Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a 
Better Environment " which she estimates has introduced at least 5 
million schoolchildren to the idea of worms eating garbage on site. 
Teachers and children will have the opportunity to hear Appelhof talk 
about worm composting at Staten Island Botanical Garden on Fri. Oct. 
5, Queens Botanical Garden on Sat. Oct. 6,  and at Brooklyn Botanical 
Garden on Mon. Oct. 8. Sunday Oct. 7 she will be in the Discovery 
Room at the American Museum of Natural History in their Meet the 
Scientist program.

"This Dirt Museum" extends from the Oct. 6 11:00 am opening through 
Oct. 21, with composting presentations each of the three weekends in 
The Plant Shop, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, 
Queens, NY.  Program Details: 718-539-LAWN, directions: 718-886-3800. 
Website: http://www.queensbotanical.org and http://www.cityworm.com

The Small Press Center at 20 West 44th Street will feature a window 
display on worm composting through the month of October.  We will 
send further details about Mary Appelhof's presentations to anyone 
who requests it by sending their email address to nancy@wormwoman.com 
Or call tollfree 866-327-0108.

"Worms Eat My Garbage," how to set up and maintain a worm composting 
system by Mary Appelhof, is available from Flower Press for $15.45 
postpaid. Available by phone, mail, or from our website: 

Flower Press 10332 Shaver Road Kalamazoo, MI 49024 616-327-7009

The opt out option:
I will be sending occasional notices about items I think may be of 
interest to worm workers who have corresponded with me at one time or 
another. If you do not want to receive further notices, you are 
welcome to opt out of this list by sending a message to: 
mary@wormwoman.com with REMOVE in the subject line.

The opt in option:
If you wish to be added, and are not already on my list, please opt 
in by sending an email to mary@wormwoman.com with SUBSCRIBE in the 
subject line.

Please forward this notice to anyone or any list you think may be 
interested, with apologies for duplications. After all, in an 
underground movement, some burrows may cross!

Mary Appelhof
Mary Appelhof, Author of "Worms Eat My Garbage"
Flowerfield Enterprises
10332 Shaver Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49024 USA
PH:616-327-0108  FAX 616-327-7009  http://www.wormwoman.com

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