The Worm Farmer s Handbook

The Worm Farmer   s Handbook
Author: Rhonda Sherman
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781603587808

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Choice Reviews, Outstanding Academic Title Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast—a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm castings and decomposed organic matter—sells for $400 or more per cubic yard. Compare that to regular compost, sold at about $30 a cubic yard, and you’ll see why vermicomposting has taken root in most countries and on every continent but Antarctica. Vermicomposting is also one of the best sustainable solutions for organic waste management. Vermicomposting manure and crop wastes on farms improves crop yields while reducing demand for off-farm inputs. Vermicast has higher nutrient levels and lower soluble salt content than regular compost, and it improves soil aeration, porosity, and water retention. Plus, vermicast suppresses plant diseases and insect attacks. Municipalities, businesses, community gardens, schools, and universities can set up vermicomposting operations to process food residuals and other waste materials. The Worm Farmer’s Handbook details the ins and outs of vermicomposting for mid- to large-scale operations, including how to recycle organic materials ranging from food wastes and yard trimmings to manure and shredded office paper. Vermicomposting expert Rhonda Sherman shares what she has learned over twenty-five years working with commercial worm growers and researchers around the world. Her profiles of successful worm growers across the United States and from New Zealand to the Middle East and Europe describe their proven methods and systems. This book digs into all the details, including: Choosing the right production system Regulatory issues and developing a business and marketing plan Finding and managing feedstocks Pre-composting: why and how to do it Monitoring an active worm bed Harvesting, screening, testing, packaging, and storing vermicast Markets for earthworms and vermicast Food security: how vermicast benefits soils and plants Keys to success: avoiding common pitfalls From livestock farms and restaurants to colleges, military bases, and prisons, Sherman details why and how commercial-scale vermicomposting is a fast-growing, sustainable solution for organic waste management. The Worm Farmer’s Handbook is the first and only authoritative how-to guide that goes beyond small-scale operations and demystifies the science and logistics of the fascinating process that is vermicomposting.

How to Start a Worm Bin

How to Start a Worm Bin
Author: Henry Owen
Publsiher: Groundswell
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 1570673497

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This basic primer takes all the guesswork out of worm composting. It shows readers how to take responsibility for the waste they create by turning food scraps into valuable nutrient-rich compost. Henry Owen demonstrates that worm composting is a year-round activity that is easy, fast, convenient, good for the earth, good for your plants, and fun. Topics include what type of worms to buy, how to construct a bin, how to maintain the right environment, and how to foster a thriving "worm herd". The sections on worm bin troubleshooting and FAQs cover everything else you need to know.

The Worm Farming Revolution

The Worm Farming Revolution
Author: Pauly Piccirillo
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-23
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 1478714182

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The Worm Farming Revolution Book teaches you everything you need to know about raising worms in order to grow amazing plants, recycle kitchen scraps, or grow your own fishing worms. It's a Return to the Founding Principles of Successful Gardening and an almost lost art our forefathers past down to us. Just because our technology changes and our knowledge increases doesn't mean that we have to invent something that's completely opposite of what the Creator showed us. A new way of feeding millions of people doesn't have to oppose nature, but should work with nature. I show you how to harness and multiply the power of a tiny organism that corporations and many people have become disconnected with. We have gone down a dark agricultural road with too few exits to get us back in the right direction. The technology of today combined with the proven methods of the past is where science should have lead us. But where "scientists" have failed, there has been a revolt. Not in a new way, but the reviving of a forgotten way. If you've never heard of the term "Worm Farming" then it may seem like a silly, eccentric hobby created to study the natural habits of worms. Well that may be true to some degree, but the truth, meaning, and reason behind this quirky little phrase may be one of the greatest yet simplest technological awakenings to hit the agricultural industry since the invention of, what I call, the world's most "successful failures..".synthetic fertilizers. No matter what gardening method you use, the fact is, you WILL need worm castings (worm poop) in order to give plants the proper food they were created to feed on. Worm castings are as natural to plants as breast milk to a new born baby. This is one of the reasons why worms are found moving in and out of the root systems of plants. They deposit the rich, microbial fertilizer that plants depend on for optimal health. This book teaches you how to grow your plants by, FIRST, growing your soil. You'll learn everything you

How to Start a Profitable Worm Business on a Shoestring Budget

How to Start a Profitable Worm Business on a Shoestring Budget
Author: Stephan Kloppert
Publsiher: Srk Publications
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2014-01-01
Genre: Earthworms
ISBN: 0620575832

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This book will teach you in easy to follow steps all you need to know to make money with earthworms. Whether you just want to make some pocket money selling bait worms to keen fishermen or want to become your own boss and create a full time income, you will learn proven low cost methods to start a profitable worm business and make your mark in the constantly growing market of the worm farming industry. If you are looking for a way to create extra income from home, using very little space and just a tiny investment then worm composting could be the right thing for you. Raising earthworms and making money with them is fun and can be done by virtually anyone! No special skills required! Follow the guidelines given in this book and raise and multiply earthworms easily. With a small investment and a little effort you, with the help of your worms, will be able to produce and sell several products that are environmentally friendly and beneficial for a wide variety of people. Amongst your future customers could be nurseries, gardeners, pet shops, garden centers, pet lovers, property developers, fishing clubs, hotels, guest houses, restaurants, private households, dog owners, horse stables, farmers, schools, universities and many more... Everything you need to know to create an income with earthworms has been tried and tested by the author and is covered in this book! Detailed instructions make it easy to multiply your worms and produce your own range of worm bins, organic fertilizers and soil conditioners that you can market to your future customers. Act now, start your own environmentally friendly business from home and step forward into a brighter future

Attainable Sustainable

Attainable Sustainable
Author: Kris Bordessa
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2020-04-28
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781426221859

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Best How-to Book of 2020--American Society of Journalists and Authors Packed with delicious recipes, natural remedies, gardening tips, crafts, and more, this indispensable lifestyle reference from the popular blogger makes earth-friendly living fun. Whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country, this essential guide for the backyard homesteader will help you achieve a homespun life--from starting your own garden and pickling the food you grow to pressing wildflowers, raising chickens, and creating your own natural cleaning supplies. Sustainability-guru Kris Bordessa offers DIY lovers an indispensable home reference for sustainability in the 21st century, with tried-and-true advice, 50 enticing recipes, and step-by-step directions for creating easy, cost-efficient projects that will bring out your inner pioneer, including: Delectable recipes for a crusty sourdough baguette, smoky hot sauce, and home preserving Handmade crafts like dyeing fabric, dipping candles, and making your own natural home remedies Outdoor projects like foraging for wild edibles, beekeeping, and cooking in cast iron Essential gardening tips from growing an herb box to cultivating a fruit orchard and natural weed control Filled with 340 color photographs, this relatable, comprehensive book contains time honored-wisdom and modern know-how for getting back to basics.

Worm Farming How to Start a Worm Farm

Worm Farming  How to Start a Worm Farm
Author: Danny Gansneder
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2015-05-25
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1512352926

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In a nutshell, if you let worms eat organic waste, they can transform it into the most nutrient rich-fertilizer. Do you want to make a quick buck or two selling worms to fishermen? How about selling those valuable worm castings to thousands of marijuana growers all across the country? In this guide you will learn all the proven methods to successfully start your own worm farm. Create residual income from your own food waste in your own backyard. The worm farming industry is constantly growing Food wastage is a huge concern, and worm composting, or vermicomposting, offers a convenient solution. Raising worms and watching them grow is so easy anyone can do it. No special skills needed and minimal effort is required. And best of all this can be done in the smallest urban backyards. If you follow the guidelines of this book, with minimal investment you are going to be able to produce the highest quality worms and worm castings. There are several worm "end" products which can be sold and to multiple industries. In this day and age, "going green" or"going organic" is becoming a popular trend. You can sell to nurseries or typical backyard gardeners, pet shops, local garden centers, fishermen, marijuana growers and so many more. Everything you need to know is included in this guide. Discover the many benefits of vermicomposting. Pick up this book today! You won't be sorry.

Worms Eat My Garbage

Worms Eat My Garbage
Author: Mary Appelhof
Publsiher: Worm Woman, Incorporated
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-04-14
Genre: Compost
ISBN: 0997261404

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An illustrated guide to creating a small-scale worm composting system includes coverage of worm species, reproduction, feeding, and harvesting.

Worms Eat My Garbage 35th Anniversary Edition

Worms Eat My Garbage  35th Anniversary Edition
Author: Mary Appelhof,Joanne Olszewski
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2017-12-26
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 9781612129471

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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) to maintaining the worms and harvesting the finished compost.