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How to set up a "worm sharing" community?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennie Feb 27, 2010.

 

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Daniel J Kline commented on Amy Youngs's blog post Attention creatives: apply to the Vermi-Prize
"This is an interesting idea, but consider me art challenged. The variety on the link is inspiring. Surely we Americans can do as well in this department as the Dutch! Amsterdam wormers."
May 17, 2015
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Attention creatives: apply to the Vermi-Prize

I'm giving out money to honor artwork about composting worms.~ HOW to win?  Make art – sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, poems, net art, music, dance, creative designs, architecture, etc – that celebrates composting worms. See examples of what has been made in this genre on the wormculture.org blog. To stimulate the creation and promotion of cultural works about composting worms, four Vermi-Prizes (each $250 USD) will be awarded to…See More
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"My friend in Poland needs worms and there is no one on the Vermicomposter map there. Anyone know anyone in Poland who has worms to share?"
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"A class I co-taught called "Vermiculture Furniture" was featured in Treehugger http://j.mp/QT3aWp"
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Amy Youngs commented on Kathy Jacobson's group Ohio Vermiculture Network
"Hi Aaron, sadly, my class is over in a week, but you can come by and see what the students made for the Vermiculture Furniture course I co-taught at the Ohio State University: http://artandtech.osu.edu/vermiculture_furniture/ We will be…"
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Kathy Jacobson left a comment for Amy Youngs
"Hi Amy!  So glad you joined the Ohio Vermiculture Network group; love your art!  Also love listening to the worms!  I'm down in Athens County, about 20 miles from Athens/OU.  Give me a holler if you're ever down in this…"
Oct 27, 2011

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How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
my roommate brought them home but did not take care of them, so I adopted them.
What do your worms like to eat?
coffee grounds, rabbit poo, dead house plants, watermelon rinds and more
What kinds of worms do you have?
red wigglers
What worm bins do you use?
Worm bags I've designed and constructed myself
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
4 or 5 pounds
About Me:
Long-time vermicomposter, also using worms as part of my art practice in projects that listen to the sounds of worms and others that integrate worm bins into dining tables that allow diners to view the worms as they compost. I'm currently experimenting with vermiponics.
Website:
http://hypernatural.com

Make your own flow-through WORM BAG for indoor composting and easy casting separation

I just posted an "Instructable" that describes how to make one of these, step-by-step. Check it out online here.

Instructables are a great way to learn how to make and do things, as well as post your own instructions. It would be great to see some more types of home-made worm bin instructions in there...

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Attention creatives: apply to the Vermi-Prize

I'm giving out money to honor artwork about composting worms.

~ HOW to win?  Make art – sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, poems, net art, music, dance, creative designs, architecture, etc – that celebrates composting worms. See examples of what has been made in this genre on the wormculture.org blog. To…

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Posted on May 13, 2015 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:56pm on July 17, 2008, Steven Chow said…
Welcome to vermicomposters.com. You website is fascinating, btw.
At 4:16pm on July 17, 2008, Lesley Marie said…
wow! some great art! (I especially like the thumb shaped hermit crab shell)
I'd love to hear more about your "worm bags"
At 11:57pm on July 30, 2008, Asha said…
You are doing some real cool stuff! I was just going through the digestive table link. Very interesting.
At 5:31pm on August 9, 2008, Lesley Marie said…
Hey Amy!
Thanks, I think he's quite lovely too! He's a Flemy, just a year old...he's got a little more growing to do... I have him and a Mini Rex, they both use the sawdust pellets in their litter boxes- I find it's the best for seperating droppings from urine-soaked bedding. The worms LOVE the droppings. I just use a kitty litter scoop to seperate the droppings, as the sawdust pellets break apart as soon as they have a little moisture in them.- so it sifts out nicely. If there are a few pellets mixed in with the droppings it doesn't seem to bug the worms either.
I've also seen some nice corner litter trays that have like a screen or something on top? So the urine goes thru (to the litter below- I'm guessing?) and the droppings stay on top and can be lifted out.
I think litter with urine in it would need some serious pre-composting to get rid of the smell etc... if it were to be added to the bin.
I know a few people who are using bunny poop, everyone seems to be having great results :)

I love the design you've used for your worm bag!
At 9:06pm on August 10, 2008, Lesley Marie said…
hmm, I think the brand here is called "mountain cat" or "Alpine cat"? haha... something...
I like the idea of the homemade tray!
At 11:35am on August 11, 2008, RJ_Hythloday said…
Very cool worm bag, way to share!
At 12:02pm on August 15, 2008, Erika said…
Your art and worms are awesome... I saw on the map you have worms to share. I am really interested in geting some if possible :D
At 1:34pm on August 15, 2008, Erika said…
I'm not sure how soon I will bei nteh columbus area but I will talk to my firend that lives there about getting together so I can visit with her and pick up some worms! Bunnies are so cute! Next year we will be starting a small farm here on our land... I'm prepping now for the raised garden and we're putting materials away fencing the yard for goats and chickens :D I lovel iving in the country!
At 8:53pm on October 20, 2008, Lesley Marie said…
Hey Amy, did you give the bunny poop a try yet?
I'm about to harvest my first bin that was solely for processing the buns... I'm just finding there's quite a bit of hair mixed in with it!
That was totally a surprise!
At 8:19am on January 2, 2009, ilex said…
Gosh, I love your flow-through. Great design. I'll be sure to check out your website.

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