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Cathy Nesbitt
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How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
I looked after a teacher's bin in the mid 1980's
What do your worms like to eat?
All natural, rotting material
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Wiggler Worms
What worm bins do you use?
An assortment - combination of wood and plastic
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
About 1,000 pounds

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At 6:28am on September 1, 2008, Cathy Nesbitt said…
Hi Marylou,
Thanks for the comment. The squirm of worms may be gross and not for everyone. My goal since starting Cathy's Crawly Composters has been to raise awareness about vermicomposting and make the worms fun and acceptable to those that find them creepy. The trailer for the documentary, I hope shows how much children enjoy them. The worms are transformative and I have discovered that as people learn the magic of these marvels, they too start to love them.
At 11:50pm on October 26, 2008, Pratibha Bondia said…
Hello Cathy,
I watched your videos, it's great. I am graduate student at Arizona State University, United States. I have learned vermicomposting during my undergrad . After my graduation i want to start doing Vermicomposting in a lagre business scale back in my home town India, so i can help and teach the farmers and can aware them about this. But for doing this i need more knowledge . Can you suggest me some training programme here in United States or any thing which i can do to increase my knowledge.
It's great if you can suggest me.
Thanking You. Pratibha
At 11:09am on January 30, 2014, Michelle said…

Sorry for the delay in response. Had some surgery and been too woozy to get online for the last few days. Found a surprise in the ol "inbox" and we now be fellow worm heads - how exciting!

I learned years ago while taking an environmental class that all waste is simply misused resources. It takes someone who cares enough to figure out how to re-purpose that waste into something useful again. When I first began playing with worms the thought of them eliminating waste was not even a thought in my mind. I was just trying to figure out some creative ways to earn some extra cash to help pay off student loans. As I educated myself, I learned these lowly, icky, grotesque..."things" really could be the answer to assisting the landfill crisis many countries were facing.

It has been an exhilarating experience so far. It's crazy to think the solution to our waste epidemic has been right in front of us all along, yet no one has really paid much attention to it. Not only can redworms eliminate waste in a totally natural way, but their by product can naturally fertilize plants to make them bigger, healthier and tastier. I had no idea that red worms were mother nature's real rock stars and the poo is natures super-food for plants! Once all that clicked I have been beyond passionate about what "could be".  I have a tendency to dream too big and often need to refocus myself towards something realistic haha. I have a fulltime real world gig that is very demanding of my time therefore, trying to keep it all balanced out has been very exhausting. I have also learned the realm of worm farming is a rather secretive one! I have been to your site and signed up for your book :) I am an eager learner and look forward to any future collaboration!!

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