Vermicomposting- Natures Fertiliser
Posted on May 5, 2021 by WormBiz
it’s INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK!
ICAW is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. Enriching our existing soils with compost is one of the most positive things each of us can do for the environment. Building your own healthy soil at home from waste materials that would otherwise most likely end up in landfill also comes with many other measurable benefits, particularly for the garden and ultimately our overall health! A continuous supply of compost is made here on the farm from locally sourced carbon and nitrogen waste materials. This compost is utilised as feed for the worms and also enriches the soil for food gardens, producing healthier more nutritionally dense plants.
Did you know worms process organic waste material,
leaving behind their own compost?
Vermicomposting is the process by which worms are used to convert organic waste into a rich material known as humus soil, worm casting or vermicompost. Worm farming is a fantastic way to recycle food waste and other organic materials to produce a nutrient-dense plant food called worm castings, otherwise known as “worm poo” and returning it back the earth, thus building the biology of your garden soil. In our experience worm farming is a bit of an organic science, and starting and maintaining a worm farm can sometimes prove a little challenging. Like most things we are discovering it is all about the right balance to create and sustain an optimum environment for the worms to thrive. There are many benefits to worm farming at home; worms do the composting for you and transform organic waste material into the vermicompost. Besides not wasting food in the first place, compost worms are the perfect regenerative solution to carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils. There is a worm farm solution for everyone, and they are especially fun for kids to be involved with. It is WormBiz’s mission to provide you with the confidence to get started on your worm farming journey or perhaps clear up where things might have gone wrong in the past and inspire you to give it another try.
Check out the worm help centre on our website for more info
Send us a message or post your worm questions on the WormBiz Facebook page and we will do our very best to get you going!
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The WormBiz team