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Worming for the World

We all worm for different reasons. This group is for anyone who wants to discuss the environmental angle of vermicomposting. Share your thoughts and experiences to help each other help protect our home. 

Location: Planet Earth
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Latest Activity: Apr 13

 

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Invasive Worms Damaging Forests. 6 Replies

I stumbled upon an interesting site called Great Lakes Worm Watch (http://www.nrri.umn.edu/worms/). Since so many of us count environmentalism among our motivations for worming I thought it needed…Continue

Started by Steven. Last reply by Kathy Jacobson Mar 12, 2013.

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Comment by Steven on January 4, 2011 at 8:06pm
Hi all, welcome! I started this group after reading about the population collapse in various bee species. It seems to me that know one knows for sure what is causing the collapse. Theories include monoculture crops, pesticides, cell phones and on and on. Well whatever is causing it, it can't be a good thing for us. 7 Billion people in the world need to be fed, thats a lot of pollinating by hand if we lose the bees. Hopefully using your VC and planting a garden will help.
Comment by Paula Allen on January 4, 2011 at 8:19pm
I hope so. 
Comment by Steven on January 4, 2011 at 8:29pm
Hi Paula! Thanks for being the first to join. I wish I had a door prize for you, I was worried no one would come :)
Comment by Paula Allen on January 4, 2011 at 8:47pm
I wonder why so many are dying off. I plan to have a butterfly garden hope bee's arrive.
Comment by Steven on January 4, 2011 at 8:59pm
I have never heard of a butterfly garden. I assume you pant flowers that draw butterflies? I know moths pollinate, I assume butterflies do too? The article I read said that the moth population was in rapid decline as well.
Comment by Paula Allen on January 4, 2011 at 9:09pm
Well heck what on earth is going on.
Comment by Paula Allen on January 4, 2011 at 9:13pm
There are still bee keepers?
Comment by Steven on January 4, 2011 at 9:27pm
I dunno, I guess so. Here is the link to the article It's a quick read, but it doesn't give much in the way of answers; I don't think anyone really knows what is going on.
Comment by Jennie on January 4, 2011 at 9:59pm

Steven, I knew about the bee decline when I read an article that told of one bee keeper that had massive die off's of entire hives of bees. I know that one other thing that they are theorizing is a virus or bacterium. As far as I am aware, it is like the bees leave and don't return to the hive (known as colony collapse disorder) and cell phones may or may not be a problem.

 

No, it can't be good for us as a whole. And Paula yes there are still bee keepers out there, I buy all of my honey from local bee keepers here in Utah, It is awesome, tastes so much better than the stuff you get at the grocery store. If I can ever get out of my condo and into a house (sans HOA) I would like to start bee keeping.

 

In fact, here is something else that might make you sick to think about but, some honey that you buy at the store may not be pure honey. It can have high fructose corn syrup or simply corn syrup mixed with honey. In fact, last year Florida introduced this:

http://www.thefoodsection.com/foodsection/2009/07/florida-establish...

Comment by Paula Allen on January 5, 2011 at 2:41pm
I can remember the big killer bee scare.  I lived in Texas at the time and wanted to move.  I do enjoy just sitting out on a nice day and watching the bee's go from flower to flower.  And the butterflies I have only seen a couple of humming birds. 

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