Worms are going to play an ever increasing role in waste management
and soil production. Red wiggler worms convert food scraps and
paper into nature's finest fertilizer. As nature's original recyclers,
they consume approximately half their weight daily!
Many municipalities have introduced organic collection programs,
and backyard composting is widespread. Vermicomposting is a great
alternative for use in commercial and multi-residential buildings.
The solution to the garbage crisis is several solutions, one of
which is worm composting. Worm composting is an excellent solution
for those that do not have the space to do traditional backyard
composting. As vermicomposting can be done indoors, composting
continues throughout the year.
Worms turn organic materials into nutrient rich castings. Worm
castings are recognized as one of nature's finest organic fertilizers.
Castings (worm compost) are considered "Black Gold" among avid
gardeners. Less dependence on chemical fertilizers will benefit
the environment and save money too.
There are three main components to successful worm composting:
temperature, air flow and moisture content. The optimum temperature
is between 16-28 C (60-80 F). Worm composting is an aerobic process
meaning "with oxygen", so air holes in the worm bin are essential.
Worms are approximately 90% moisture so they require a fairly
moist environment. The bedding should be the consistency of a
wrung out sponge.
Worm composting is an excellent way to get children interested
in the environment. Worms are working pets that can help your
children understand nature. They see worms magically convert organics
into soil. Why not employ these wonderful workers willing to work
for food scraps?
Worms in the classroom offer a tremendous learning opportunity.
Children learn about worm habitat, worm biology and worm composting
from set up to harvest. Worm composting offers a cross-curricular
The more people that are exposed to the idea of vermicomposting
and composting, the better off society, civilization and the earth
will be. It is our belief that vermicomposting will help solve
part of the current garbage crisis. Schools, daycares, retirement
homes and everyone everywhere can take up this easy, lowcost method
of waste management.
For more information visit www.cathyscomposters.com
or call 1-888-775-9495
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