/Tag: Vermiculture

How Worms Improve Soil

2017-03-10T16:17:34+00:00January 12th, 2016|Compost and Composting, Fertilizers and Fertilizing, Happy Worms in Your Garden, Using Worm Castings|

Spreading - and pH Balancing - the Love Soil is constantly being covered by leaf litter. Left to decompose without earthworms, it can take up to two years for leaves to decay. Earthworms can shred surface detritus in a few months. Not only does this return vital nutrients to the soil faster to be absorbed by the plants, but it gives other soil organisms like bacteria and fungi access to the food value in [...]

STEM Day at Whitlow Elementary

2017-03-10T15:09:09+00:00October 12th, 2015|All Natural Worm Castings, School Outreach|

STEM Day at Whitlow Ok, so Friday was a fun day. Brenda Mahoney invited us to share our passion for worms, gardening, and nature with the fourth grade classes at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming, part of Forsyth County Schools. Each grade level at Whitlow Elementary is participating in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project ( The fourth grade classes' project is "Composting Craze"—composting all organic waste from their lunches. Traveling with [...]

Getting Started in the Business of Worm Poop

2017-03-11T15:50:33+00:00July 7th, 2015|All Natural Worm Castings|

My husband, Scott, and myself. COUNTRY LIVING Becoming purveyors of worm poop was never one of the answers either my husband or I gave to the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question. He became a union ironworker and I became a high school English teacher. Again, nothing about either of those career choices gave any indication of vermiculture (the fancy word for earthworm farming) in our future. [...]