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When did you start composting with worms?
May 8, 2008
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
You Grow Girl website
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia Foetida
What worm bins do you use?
worm bin bag for indoor vermicomposting

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Ex-Snia Compost Place

The compost place we were constructing is almost finished! Here you can see some photos of the bin, I donno how to call it as it doesn't have a bottom. You can also see the distance from the main building. But the space between will be full of tents this week. I hope we don't cause any inconvenient situations as we want to wait before adding worms.…



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Posted on May 28, 2009 at 1:45am

"Growing veggies ain't soil science" by Gayla Trail from the Globe and Mail

The moment after I wrote my last post about how we want to heal the dirt in the garden of the ex-textile industry with compost, I've read the article of Gayla Trail, the creator of yougrowgirl.com for the website of the Globe and Mail.



It's very interesting for who doesn't only vermicompost for the love of worms, but want also… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 5:17am

Critical Mass in Rome

This weekend between 29 and 31 May, cyclists all over the world will unite to ride their bikes in Rome, Italy. Critical Mass is born in San Francisco in 1992 and since then is repeated in 500 cities all over the world. In Rome, they ride together since 2004 and last year there were over 4000 cyclists. The cyclists who come from other cities or countries will spend the nights in Social Centers, occupied places with cultural events, labs, kitchens with social prices and of course free bicycle… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 4:56am

Attention Neighbors : Worms Wanted

I'm thinking about buying more worms, but the only place I've found in Italy sells at least 5000 worms for 50euro +30 euro for shipping. Does the shipping always cost so much? I've bought my first worms from a bait shop where you buy a punch of worms (I'm not sure how many there were inside the box but let's say 20-25) for 2,5 euro. It's about 15 times more expensive. If any neighbor of mine, can provide me a better price, I'd like to shop from vermicomposters.… Continue

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 2:49pm

How did I start



Even if I don't have a steady garden, I'm used to check Gayla Trail's webpage yougrowgirl. The first time I ever saw a vermicomposting bin was, when I was checking her tutorials. Since then, some years have passed, I moved to my appartment with my boyfriend, where I'm free to experiment in gardening and recycling ideas.



When I saw… Continue

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

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At 8:02pm on May 20, 2009, Amy Youngs said…
Thanks! I'm glad you are spreading the worm joy over in Italy. I sure hope those fishing worms work out and stick around in your bin. I can't really tell what type they are, but maybe someone in this group can. Hopefully they are nice, large red wigglers. Good luck and happy vermicomposting!

amy
At 2:08am on May 21, 2009, Ramón Plana said…
Hi,

Yes, we're relatively close in the map. Good luck "spreading the word" in Italy. Let me know if I can help you.
Ciao!

Ramon
At 10:01am on May 24, 2009, Goran said…
Hello, "neighbour"!
At 3:06pm on May 26, 2009, Grégory PRYBYS said…
Hello,

I received an email saying you had a question?
See u
At 9:27am on May 27, 2009, Grégory PRYBYS said…
Hello,

We sell worms, send them by mail aswell! What is the use you will do and how many do you want?
At 7:39pm on June 23, 2009, Darni said…
Thanks. I got the worms from the David who lives in the same city. My bin is over a week and I already see the little worms in the bin ! I am enjoying my new pets !
At 6:57am on July 22, 2009, Goran said…
The paperwork for exporting worms into EU is to lasting. My suggestion is to buy them from EU members.
At 7:00am on July 22, 2009, Goran said…
There are a lot of vermicomposters in Italy. It` s easier to buy worms in your country
At 12:58pm on July 22, 2009, Goran said…
Cause I bought my first worms, less than 30 years ago, from a Croatian company which imported them from Italy. I don´t speak Italian and don`t visite Italian sites but I supose that your people made a big progress in vermicomposting during all these years.
At 1:27pm on September 20, 2009, Steven Chow said…
It has been up for a while, but not many folks have updated it recently. Yes please feel free to add the link to the PDF to the WormWiki (and anything else you feel might be appropriate). Thanks for being part of the vermicomposters community.

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