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"Virtually all of the world's fertile land has passed many times through the gut of earthworms"
Red worms can eat up to their own weight in organic waste each day. _________________________________________________ Kingston Worm Farm, Winner of:Kingston American Marine Bank Business of the MonthFebruary, 2009Kitsap County Board of CommissionersAnnual Earth Day Awards Excellence In Enviornmental Leadership (Business)2009
According to the 2000 EPA report, 30% of the US waste that went into our landfills could have been composted. This represents 92 million tons of waste that sits rotting, emitting methane into our atmosphere.
Organic does not mean more work - it actually means less. In nature, worms provide a "naturally organic" means of procesing waste, aerating soil, and fertilizing the earth to keep it healthy and green.
Think instead if each of us were to process our own organic waste on site. Whether it be a patio pot garden or acres of farmland. The estimate is that there would be a 69% - 73% reduction of waste sent to the landfills.
The benefits to each of us would not only be monetary, but also grant us rich compost we could improve our own land with.
These worms don’t simply consume waste – they turn it into something far more useful: Natural, Organic, Nutrient-Rich, Compost .
That’s what promoters of vermicomposting will tell you. You can find as many as 1 million worms in just 1 acre of healthy land. Those 1 million worms in that acre of land have the ability to process 10 tons of organic matter in just one year. What they end up producing is ready-to-use plant soluble nutrients, or castings (worm poop).
Castings are rich in basic plant nutrients, humic acid, trace elements and beneficial micro-organisms. These castings have 5 times as much nitrogen, 7 times as much phosphorous, 11 times as much potassium, and 1,000 times more “beneficial bacteria” than the organic material the worms consume in the first place.
Odorless and innocuous in appearance, looking much like a handful of finely screened compost castings are pure garden gold, created through the alchemy of a worm’s humble transit through the soil. The fact is, what goes into a worm is far less valuable than what comes out of these worms.
Worms work tirelessly to improve soil structure and fertility, transforming bits of organic debris and small particles or soil into a nutrient-rich substance that enhances plant growth.
Without worms, it would take 100 – 150 years for natural forces like erosion to produce a single inch of topsoil. Worms can produce that same inch of fertile growing medium in just one year.
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