Worm castings are one of the amazing products from Mother Nature that serve a multitude of purposes, some active and others more passive in their impact on the food production process. Consider this, composting with worms can reduce the waste that makes it into the landfill by 30% for a single household. That would include …Read More about The Value of Worm Castings
Compost worms don’t work alone. There is a process that’s nothing short of magic that happens in the dark moist soil of the worms bins. There is an orchestrated process unfolding as a result of the concerted effort among a group of active organisms and microorganisms. Worms, bacteria, and a host of microorganisms work collectively …Read More about In a Worm’s Gut
One of the most popular stations in the Edible Learning Lab are those small nondescript worm bins. The students in our flagship Lab in Buffalo, WY check on the worms daily, often talking to them as if a response was expected. The kids feed the worms as needed, maintain the moisture of the soil and …Read More about Diagnosing Worm Bin Issues
How many species of worms exist on our planet? Go ahead, take a guess. Nope. Not even close. There are approximately 7000 species of worms and most are not well suited to composting. So what are all those worm species doing all day? Most spend their day plodding through the various layers of our soil, …Read More about Types of Composting Worms
Everything breaks down over time. But some things take longer than others. Some might assume that worms will eat anything but that’s simply not the case. There are things they won’t eat, things they can’t eat, and things that simply shouldn’t be composted. The following will help you understand exactly what you should be feeding …Read More about What Can I Put in My Worm Bin?
Worms are the miracle workers of the garden and compost pile. Their relentless effort improves soil structure and efficiently recaptures nutrients that would otherwise end up in the landfill. I know what you’re think, “But really, worms?” and I get it. Worms aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think composting. In …Read More about But really, worms?: The benefits of using worms for composting
The world looks very different under a microscope. Healthy soil is the most diverse and prolific ecosystem on the planet and with the aid of a little technology we can see the living microscopic world at work in our own gardens. It is important to understand what life looks like below the surface and how …Read More about Soil Microbe Identification
Worms are fairly simple creatures. Physiologically, they aren’t much more than a simple digestive system. Though they also have a lot of the same functioning biological systems has higher animals such as a nervous system, respiratory system, reproductive system, muscles and skin. Below are some of the basics of worm anatomy. Exterior Anatomy Epidermis The worm’s outermost …Read More about Anatomy of the Red Wiggler Worm