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Top 10 Benefits of Worm Castings

The benefits of worm castings extend far beyond growing healthy vibrant plants. Earthworm castings also benefit our soils and help to maintain a healthy Soil Food Web. Healthy soils are vital for sustainable farming or gardening. One reason no-till and permaculture practices are important is that disturbing the soil breaks up the fungal hyphae and mycelium …

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Vermicompost Project lady with a worm bin feeding organic waste

Vermicompost Project: 3 Reasons To Start Vermicomposting Today

A vermicompost project for beginners needs to be easy and also fun. Vermicomposting is not hard and can be fun and rewarding. If you have children in your house, that is great because worm composting will be even more fun. Who can do this? Well, anyone can and should. If you produce waste or garden, …

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Advantages of Vermicompost vegetable basket.

Advantages of Vermicompost

Advantages of vermicompost are many. We hear all the time about how vermicompost or worm castings are so good for our organic gardens. But “Why”? What makes vermicompost so beneficial? Exactly how does worm castings or vermicompost make our gardens and landscapes better? How come they are better for our plants than synthetic fertilizers? What …

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Vermiculture Conference 2018

Vermiculture Conference 2018   The annual Vermiculture Conference was held November 10-11, 2018 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the campus of North Carolina State University. This is the 19th year that Rhonda Sherman has organized and presented the Vermiculture Conference. Rhonda Sherman is also in charge of the Composting/Vermiculture Extension at North …

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Red Wigglers and Kids

Red Wigglers and Kids

Red Wigglers, Red worms, Red Wrigglers, manure worms, or whatever you want to call these composting worms….. they go along with kids like peas in a pod. Children are naturally curious and a worm bin is a place to discover new and exciting STUFF! They just can’t resist watching the worms squiggle and squirm. Questions …

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