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Business plans, aerated casting tea and electrical consumption
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Hi folks!I'm new to the site and have cruised around looking for folks talking about compost tea aeration and business planning. I apologize if I have missed any such entries but figured I would go…Continue

Tags: community health, collaborative cooperation, business plans, electrical conservation, compost casting aerated tea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Jacobson Nov 28, 2009.


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At 12:54pm on November 23, 2009, Jerry Walker said…
eat more worms they do not premote tooth decay
At 2:52pm on November 23, 2009, Angi said…
Hi there, worms are doing good. I'm actually in WV now, just forgot to change my profile information. My worms are Ohio natives though, so they I guess they will always be Buckeyes! Thanks for contacting me. Have a great Thanksgiving.
At 4:59pm on November 23, 2009, Don F said…
A hearty welcome to you. I hope you find this site as interesting and informative as I do.
At 8:54pm on November 23, 2009, KEITH SHUMAKER said…
At 2:52am on November 24, 2009, James Couts said…
I travel to Coolville and Athens often and had offices in the old School in Stewart for a couple of years. I love that community. The eco center we are developing is in Torch, just down the road from you toward Marietta. If you ever need more worms just say the word. I've got plenty.
At 7:34am on November 24, 2009, James Couts said…
I'm just getting used to using this method of communication so I'm not quite sure which messages are sent when. I'm going to be talking to Jim Patsey with Federal Hocking School District re: the programs for Cooleville and Amesville schools next year. Perhaps we could meet sometime at your convenience to discuss some possible collaboration.
At 12:28pm on November 26, 2009, Don F said…
I have truly enjoyed the flow through design bin. I have had only minor "start up" issues with it that are proving fairly simple to solve.
At 7:20pm on November 29, 2009, Angi said…
I'm in Morgantown. Where all have you been in WV?
At 1:30pm on January 18, 2010, Janine Peters said…
Hi Kathy,
You've been on my mind too ! Glad you wrote. I'll write more later give you a wee update ... the weather is glorious here and I am busy cleaning coops and tossing grain and feeling optimistic for a change.( Dec. was all too full of doom and gloom, pet death, sick chickens and general fear).
Hugs to you soul sister !
At 10:24am on January 21, 2010, Janine Peters said…
Hi Kathy,
The Winter plod. We've had entirely too many arctic fronts.
The brewery thankfully took a short break and didn't I enjoy it ?
I was remiss in not dumping the previous batch in a timely way
and had frozen barrels before I knew it.
We're both (H&I) getting a steady flow of new orders.. nothing
like silence to make you love the sound of business. I however am
more in "knitting mode", wishing I could couch surf a bit with a lump
of a cat under my sweater.
My Love cat, the one on my avatar photo, has a chronic viral challenge
and he's having a low spell. We are trying some Interferon that another
client of the Vet had mixed up. I'm lucky because he's a specialist and an
awesome Vet - as well as generous, not charging me for the med. because it
had already been paid for. Can you imagine the world if everyone did business
that way ? Wall Street would "poof" disappear.
My latest obsession is Soil Food Web and Dr. Ingham's series of classes held
in Eugene. I feel like I've finally had that aha moment when you Know what you
want to be when you grow up ? I'm not sure how it will play out but it's knowledge
I crave. At this point I think making compost and vermicompost tea correctly and
in quantity and then selling it to all the goldrush farmers here, is an opportunity worth
taking advantage of. Shhhhhhh.
My windrow needs to be abandoned - adding new material- but I'm at a bit of a loss
where to start the next one... my other option being the moving of this material to a
new location- which is tiring to even think about.
Spring is promised by the pile of awesome seed catalogs on my kitchen table. But
I doubt I'll place much of an order this year for various reasons and am wondering at
my ability to have much of a garden this year at all.
Maybe I should start a cult of worm-worshippers ? and then Put 'em all to work !
Isn't that how Jamestown started ?
I would Never serve Kool-Aid.

Hi Ho - I'm off to sew. Ten hems a day will keep the bills paid.

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When did you start composting with worms?
June 15, 1981
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
hmmmm....that was a long time ago
What do your worms like to eat?
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia fetida/andrei
What worm bins do you use?
up-cycled bins, pallets, garden trenches
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
500 lb food scraps (plus 2750 lbs/wk of microbrewery spent grain to a cattle farm.)

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3/3/13 Up-dated Permaculture Design Course in SE Ohio

3/3/13 Up-date:

I'm thrilled to announce that Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, founders of The Hummingbird Project, are going to join us for the March 23rd Soil Fertility Session!

They are going to tell us about their non-profit, their projects, give the Soil Food Web Presentation and help us as we explore what's in our soil, vermicompost and compost under the microscopes!

Bring a sample, collected within…


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The Adventures of Vermi the Worm


The California Department of Resources and Recycling (CalRecycle) web site provides an on-line game, The Adventures of Vermi the Worm, for young people about Earthworms and vermicomposting.

CalRecyle also offers information about how The Adventures of Vermi the Worm  correlates with the California…


Posted on November 14, 2011 at 9:31am

Re-visiting envelopes with clear address windows & communications with the Union of Concerned Scientists

Hello Folks!

I know we have shared in conversations about those blasted clear windows

in envelopes never breaking down in our composting and vermicomposting

processes on this site.

So I thought you may be interested in my efforts to communicate

with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) on the topic. They use

by-lines like Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions,…

Posted on June 18, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Happy Spring!

Hi folks!

I just wanted to drop y'all a note and say thanks for all of your posts, information, opinions and inquiries.  I could spend all day, day after day, cruising around this site!  I would also love to chime in on all the threads but well, you know, the worms are calling me.

However, I have spent a bunch of time today writing and posting on the Ohio Vermiculture Network group page and since I have shared some of my opinions and experiences  that touch on threads elsewhere…


Posted on March 26, 2011 at 9:50am




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