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Blog post about teaching middles school kids about worms, organic gardening and healthy living:
Added by Heather Rinaldi on November 29, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments
From My Wordpress blog: Wormrancher
There’s no need to call the leaf blower!
Your daily food for thought: Do forests need chemical fertilization?
Why? Because the trees shed leaves or pine needles for self-fertilization. Just like in your yard–see those bags on your curb? You just threw your free fertilizer away. Mulch mow that in or compost it. If you…Continue
Added by Heather Rinaldi on November 28, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments
Today, being our last before the Thanksgiving Break, was the day that we introduced our colonist worms to their new outdoor home. You will recall that we used a standard Smith and Hawken Bio-Stack composting bin to set up an outdoor worm colony on our campus. I put about 5-6 worms into some partially finished vermicompost, dug a nice hole in the composted horse manure and deposited the intrepid wigglers into their new home. Hopefully they don't go into shut down mode due to the lower temps…Continue
Added by Marin Rodriguez on November 20, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments
Been a while since I've been on. The Texas Worm Ranch now has it's worms nestled in large worm bins (about 25 large 8'X4' and about same number of 2'X4'. We are in a large warehouse. We can ship or sell local--castings tested by SoilFoodWeb protocol, red wigglers, Worm Wine (TM) worm casting tea (local only). We are in Dallas and love to help new or experts be successful in their vermicomposting or organic gardening…Continue
I spent the afternoon yesterday with my students setting up our experiments. Here are some pics and details...
Goal: attract the local "wild" worms and provide them an environment they will want to call home so they will move in and make more worms!Continue
Added by Marin Rodriguez on November 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by Sandy Christenson on November 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
I teach vermiculture to middle school kids as an elective. We have 3 bins in operation: 1 stacking Worm Factory and 2 18-gallon Rubbermaid bins. As the trimester comes to an end, I will be focusing on other electives for the winter so I thought we should set up a little experiment and see what happens. We have several Bio-Stack composting bins in our garden area that we use for standard composting, but we will be turning them into stacking worm bins.
The first Bio-Stack will…Continue
We've recently started home-brewing beer and everyone says that the spent grains from the mash is great compost material. Would it be good for my worms? It seems like it has a lot of fibrous material and most of the sugars have been removed for the wort, so I'm not sure how happy it would make my worms. Anyone have advice?
Blessings fellow vermiers! Hope all is well with most. To clear up something here, the pic of cocoons in a peanut shell was done by me, picking them out while harvesting and depositing them in the shell. Had no intentions of people thinking I found it like that. Sorry for any confusion. Original thought was "cocoons in a nutshell". Moved bin bk to outdoor workshop for cooler weather (wife is very happy). Shop not heated by rarely gets below freezing in there. Thinking of…Continue
Added by Jay on November 10, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments