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California Garden Clubs Inc is a state-wide federation of garden clubs and plant societies representing more than 20,000 California gardeners.This group is created to facilitate communication within CGCI as well as folks wanting to learn more about us.See More
Jan 15, 2014
Paul Vander Werf replied to Christopher B.'s discussion UCG and Veg. in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"Who should check out the bokashi site? I'm familiar with the concept... living in Hawaii, a lot of the locals use the 1/2 gallon milk containers to store the vegetable waste... bokashi is a natural extension of that... for people in urban…"
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California Garden Clubs Inc is a state-wide federation of garden clubs and plant societies representing more than 20,000 California gardeners.This group is created to facilitate communication within CGCI as well as folks wanting to learn more about us.See More
Jan 2, 2014
Paul Vander Werf replied to Bob Campbell's discussion Chico Area in the group CGCI
"Yes, I saw that the hydroton was a bit pricey as well. I am using wood chips but am simply using sub-irrigated watering for .a raised bed I am not circulating the water through any other use. I am using local wood provided free from local arborists…"
Sep 7, 2013
Paul Vander Werf replied to Bob Campbell's discussion Chico Area in the group CGCI
"Have you looked at the ceramic clay balls used in aquaponics? Much of the Australian discussions recommend using a plant-based substrate. I am using wood chips, of which I have had good success."
Sep 7, 2013
Paul Vander Werf replied to Bob Campbell's discussion Chico Area in the group CGCI
"Hey Bob, The wicking, or wicked, worm bed is the Australian term... you will usually see sub-irrigated raised beds used in the Southern US... the principle is the same...What are you using for your substrate?The key concept of the sub-irrigation is…"
Sep 6, 2013
Paul Vander Werf replied to Bob Campbell's discussion Chico Area in the group CGCI
"Hi Bob, How ya doing? Sorry it took so long to get back to you... I'm in Costa Mesa at the quarterly CGCI meeting until Sunday... we just had a composting presentation this morning... good stuff! I also talked with a Master Composter in…"
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Aug 9, 2013
Michelle Bull commented on Paul Vander Werf's blog post The Archaeopteryx (July, 2013)
"I just attended a National Garden Club weekend seminar hosted by the Colfax Garden Club in Nevada City, CA this past weekend (July 27-28, 201) where Paul Vanderwerf spoke about vermicomposting. Awesome information and I'm looking forward to…"
Aug 1, 2013
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"What a wonderful photo."
Jul 30, 2013
Paul Vander Werf replied to Steven Chow's discussion Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters?
"I'm getting the Internal Server Error just like Connie (6/5/13). I'm also getting the same error when I try to go to the Worm Wiki."
Jul 2, 2013
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Joseph Despins commented on Paul Vander Werf's blog post The Archaeopteryx (July, 2013)
"Interesting information, it's great you have such active garden clubs willing to try new things."
Jul 2, 2013

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
February 1, 2008
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Internet Search
What do your worms like to eat?
food waste, cow manure, horse manure
What kinds of worms do you have?
eisinia fetida
What worm bins do you use?
windrows
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
~ 100
About Me:
The Worm Whisperer of the Wild West
- 2013/2014 Vermiculture State Chair, California Garden Clubs Inc

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The Archaeopteryx (July, 2013)

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Posted on July 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 4:03am on June 2, 2013, Joseph Despins said…
Hi, Paul, welcome to the forum. I look forward to reading your posts very much.
At 9:59pm on July 1, 2013, Claudia said…

Hi Paul,

Wonderful work you have done so far.

Will read up on the forums here as much as i can absorb and let you know when i need help, thank you for the offer. 
Claudia

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