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.

Worm Farming

Worm Farming
Author: Brian Grant
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2014-02-20
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 1495996697

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Curious in what worm farming is? What it takes to get started? How you can make it Fun and Profitable? This is just a few of the questions that are answered within "Worm Farming: Everything You Need to Know To Setting up a Successful Worm Farm"! The ULTIMATE guide to worm farming... Discover the many benefits of what is also known as, vermicomposting. You can get free fishing bait, use as source of food for wild birds, fish and chickens, create a nutrient rich potting soil that is a fun hobby while teaching you about the environment. You will see that getting started in worm farming is much easier than you think! Details on space requirements, type of worms to use, what to feed them and much, much, more are revealed in this informative book. Worm farming can be a fun way to generate some income from the worms or nutrient-rich soil that you sell. Our tips on running a successful worm farm and understanding the business aspects of it, will help as your startup roadmap. Get started today with this comprehensive guide to worm farming. Scroll up and Buy Now for Instant Access!

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

Worm Farming Business Handbook

Worm Farming Business Handbook
Author: Zera Brooks
Publsiher: Zera Brooks
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2022-08-25
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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A Guide To Starting A Profitable Worm Farming Business The demand for worm compost is rapidly increasing as part of driving environmental sustainability and as fertilizers for the plants and soil. In light of this among many other reasons, venturing into a business like worm farming is the ideal thing to do. This book is for you if: - You are completely new to worm farming and want to know everything about it. - You already have an idea of what worm farming is about and want to increase your knowledge of the business. - You are looking for a new profitable agricultural business to venture into. - You are looking for productive ways to recycle your kitchen waste materials and food scraps. - You want to know how worm farming is profitable and more ways to make money as a worm farmer. In this book, I carefully explain worm farming and the business aspect in the simplest terms possible with the necessary tips and secrets to help your worm farm to thrive as a worm farmer. The Worm Farming Business Handbook gives a detailed and informative guide on: • The importance of worm farming • Types of worms for worm farming, their attributes, and which is most widely used • Planning your worm farm vis-à-vis getting your worm, setting up your worm bin, feeding your worms, troubleshooting worm bin issues, maintaining your worm bin, etc. • Methods of harvesting worm compost • Worm farming FAQs • Transforming your worm farming hobby into a profit-making venture And so much more! So, what more are you waiting for? Ready to get started? Get a copy of this book RIGHT NOW

The Dirt on Worm Farming

The Dirt on Worm Farming
Author: Brenda Lotito
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2006-04-12
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9780595394630

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The Worm Farmer s Handbook

The Worm Farmer   s Handbook
Author: Rhonda Sherman
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018
Genre: NATURE
ISBN: 9781603587792

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"Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more"--Cover.

Profitable Earthworm Farming

Profitable Earthworm Farming
Author: Charlie Morgan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 95
Release: 1975-01-01
Genre: Earthworm culture
ISBN: 0914116061

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A complete raising and marketing manual for those who want to raise their own bait, or those who want to raise bait for a profit.

Winnie Finn Worm Farmer

Winnie Finn  Worm Farmer
Author: Carol Brendler
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2009-08-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780374384401

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Winnie Finn raises earthworms, which help her neighbors win prizes at the county fair. Includes instructions on making a worm farm.