Worms Eat My Garbage

Author: Mary Appelhof
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612129471
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The classic guide to vermicomposting -- using worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants -- is now revised and updated for today's eco-conscious recyclers and gardeners.

Worms Eat My Garbage

Author: Mary Appelhof
Publisher: Worm Woman, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780997261417
Size: 44.83 MB
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The book that started a backyard worm revolution over three decades ago continues to be the definitive guide to vermicomposting--the process of using red worms to recycle human food waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Originally written in 1982 and expanded into a second edition in 1997, Worms Eat My Garbage has sold over 200,000 copies. Author Mary Appelhof excelled at writing scientific information in a format easily understood by the layperson. The book provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining a small-scale worm composting system. This new third edition provides more detail on the anatomy of a red worm. The chapter on worm species updates the number of species identified to date as well as expands on the use of scientific names. Other topics covered are the worm bin ecosystem, the care and feeding of worms, setting up a worm bin, harvesting worm castings, and the benefits of castings to plants. Appelhof also provides plans for building wooden worm bins and shows how to make a bin out of a plastic tub along with information on the manufactured bins presently available in the marketplace."

Worms Eat My Garbage

Author: Mary Appelhof
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ISBN: 9780997261400
Size: 67.99 MB
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The book that started a backyard worm revolution! With more than 150,000 copies sold, this is the bestselling and remains the definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using red worms to recycle human food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Author Mary Appelhof provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized as an authority on vermicomposting, Appelhof worked with worms for over three decades. Topics include: bin types, worm species, reproduction, care and feeding of worms, harvesting, and how to make the finished product of potting soil.

Worms Eat Our Garbage

Author: Mary Appelhof
Publisher: Flowerfield Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9780942256055
Size: 51.92 MB
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A curriculum emphasizing worms habitats, needs, physical description, and relationship to other living things by integrating activities in soil science, plant growth studies, and ecological issues.

Worms Eat My Garbage 35th Anniversary Edition

Author: Mary Appelhof
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212948X
Size: 52.81 MB
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For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment — making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn’t want or can’t have an outdoor compost pile. The fully revised 35th anniversary edition features the original’s same friendly tone, with up-to-date information on the entire process, from building or purchasing a bin (readily available at garden supply stores), maintaining the worms, and harvesting the finished compost.

The Earthworm Farmer S Bible

Author: Daniel C. Merrill M.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483620646
Size: 36.12 MB
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Dr. Merrill has written numerous books and novels. In this book the author shares his extensive experience in vermiculture and his lifelong passion for organic gardening with the reader. We believe this to be the most comprehensive book ever written on earthworm farming and organic gardening. Dr. Merrill tells you how to raise earthworms, what to feed composting earthworms and how to harvest and process the valuable worm castings your earthworms will produce. You dont have to invest a lot of money on worms or expensive bins to compost your kitchen waste and newspapers at home. You may be surprised to learn that you can get started for less than the cost of a couple of cups of coffee at Starbucks. In fact, you dont have to spend a dime on earthworms Dr. Merrill tells you where to get them for free. Yes, for free and your initial worm bins can be purchased from any hardware store for less than $10.00! For those who are interested in a larger commercial worm farming operation, the author tells you how to achieve your goal, again, at far less expense than you might expect. As Dr. Merrill says You dont have to invest thousands of dollars on worms and expensive equipment to make a lot of money in an earthworm farming business.

How To Start A Worm Bin

Author: Henry Owen
Publisher: Groundswell
ISBN: 9781570673498
Size: 60.33 MB
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Do you want to learn to turn food scraps into valuable compost? Do you believe in taking responsibility for the waste we create? People all over the world are turning their food scraps into nutrient-rich worm compost through starting their own worm bin. This book contains everything you need to get started worm composting in one easy-to-read book. Topics include what type of worms to buy, how to construct a bin, maintain the right environment, and how to foster a thriving worm herd. The Worm Bin Troubleshooting and FAQ sections cover the rest. The author demonstrates that worm composting is a year-round activity that is easy, fast, convenient, good for the earth, good for your plants, and fun.

Vermiculture Technology

Author: Clive A. Edwards
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439809884
Size: 76.20 MB
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Co-edited by international earthworm expert Clive A. Edwards, Vermiculture Technology: Earthworms, Organic Wastes, and Environmental Management is the first international, comprehensive, and definitive work on how earthworms and microorganisms interact to break down organic wastes on a commercial basis. Many books cover the importance of composting for reducing the amount of organic wastes in landfills. This reference focuses on innovative vermiculture technology that turns organic waste into a value-added environmentally friendly products that can improve soil fertility and productivity on a large scale. Chronicles more than two decades of growth and changes in earthworm composting technology Based on the work of an outstanding international cast of scientists, the book explores the dramatic growth and changes in vermiculture technology since 1988 and assesses advances made in government-funded projects in the United States and United Kingdom. The contributors discuss outdoor and indoor windrows, container systems, wedge systems, and low labor-requirement, fully-automated continuous flow vermicomposting reactor systems that can process more than 1000 tons of organic wastes per reactor per annum. They also highlight the science and biology behind the use and efficacy of vermicomposting, examine its importance to developing countries, and detail the technology of the past, present, and future. Although the development of a range of vermicomposting technologies has been rapid and the spread of vermicomposting dramatic, the scientific literature remains scattered throughout a range of journals, newsletters, and online resources. As a compilation of information designed specifically to have an extended shelf life, this volume chronicles how vermiculture can be brought into full commercial and industrial development and find application in integrated waste management systems.

The Complete Guide To Working With Worms

Author: Wendy Vincent
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601385994
Size: 18.59 MB
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Provides information on composting with earthworms, covering such topics as caring for a worm bin, harvesting, and growing worms and vermicompost for sale.

The Best Place For Garbage

Author: Sandra Wiese
Publisher: Wir Press
ISBN: 9780615431581
Size: 75.16 MB
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The Best Place for Garbage is the best place to learn about composting with earthworms. Worms can easily turn your organic waste into very valuable fertilizer that you can use to make anything green grow better and stronger. Use it in your garden, on your lawn, on your houseplants, even to make the green in your wallet grow faster by selling worm compost. Whether you are new to this wonderful process or you want to expand your expertise, this comprehensive tutorial has it all. Everything is covered: from indoor and outdoor worm homes, how to feed your worms, what to feed your worms, how to harvest the castings and, most importantly, both how and why to use them. What sets this book apart is not the telling of what to do (though that part is pretty darn good!), but you will also learn why you are doing what you are doing. This makes it easy for you to figure out things on your own once you get going. There are great trouble-shooting tips and tricks to make sure you never fall victim to a smelly worm bin or worse: dead worms. There are actually many myths surrounding what worms can and cannot eat and where and how they can or cannot live. Find out the real truth in The Best Place for Garbage as you learn how these myths came to be and why they really are just urban legends (Yes, worms can eat meat. And citrus. And bananas. No, you do not need to drill holes in your bin. Really!) Told with a very heavy dose of humor and an even bigger helping of common sense, this book is perfect for anyone who gardens, anyone who recycles, anyone who eats. It is currently estimated that over a third of all waste is made up of organic matter that can be recycled. Recycling plastics and such is awesome, but in this case, you can personally make a difference and get something valuable in return. Try that with a water bottle. Also includes a bonus section of ideas for school and college level science projects.