gosh yes, this is GREAT news, if you could find out about the dealer in sonoma that would be terrific. Also, i am definitely still interested in creating a larger farm, right now i am messing around with the idea of building a frame for a couple bath tubs (for ease of drainage and size compared to plastic totes) but i am definitely going to need to make some sort of windrow and could therefore benefit greatly from ur advice!
again, A LOT of great info! i was able to pick up 2 kohler bath tubs brand new with small cracks in the top corners, for free...and finally got a few pics of my system, so please check those out and feel free to give any constructive criticism....i am going to look more deeply into the windrow's u r referring to, and would be interested in learning what you did with urs!
I am definitely with you as far as still being able to make improvements and advancements in the area!
as for vermicomposting and vermiculture, I am sort of into vermiculture which is more of the business side, raising and selling worms/castings....however it is just a hobby for me right now and i am going to use the worms/castings in my garden...as well as feed them kitchen scraps etc... so i guess its a little of each. however, if you look up vermicomposting on dictionary.com it says to see vermiculture, so im really not sure what the difference is!
I appreciate the long post! When you talk about bio mass are you referring to the worm castings? I have noticed that with the worm factory I have very little worm tea. It seems like the castings absorb all of the liquid. I have also noticed that the worm castings seem to be heavy and saturated. My 1st working tray seems to way about 20 pounds now.
I figure you have been busy like me. You don't seem to be very active on this site lately. I am thinking about the future of my worm composting hobby and I believe I want to focus on vermiculture rather than vermicompost. I was on E-bay and saw that people sell and buy worms regularly. I haven't done any research, but just from searching on E-bay it appears that more money is made with selling worms than the actual compost; I could be wrong though. Do you have any tips that could lead me in the right direction for a future business of raising and selling red wigglers?