Worms Eat My Garbage

Worms Eat My Garbage

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by Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton
     
 

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A new edition of the definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using redworms to recycle human food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Author Mary Appelhof provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized as an authority on vermicomposting, Appelhof has worked

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A new edition of the definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using redworms to recycle human food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Author Mary Appelhof provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized as an authority on vermicomposting, Appelhof has worked with worms for over three decades. Topics include: bin types, worm species, reproduction, care and feeding of worms, harvesting, and how to make the finished product of potting soil.

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"... people ... will thank [Appelhof] for showing us ... how we can eat better food by growing gardens with wormpower."--Pete Seeger, folksinger, environmental activist

"You might say that Kalamazoo has become the epicenter of vermiculture (a fancy name for worm composting) ..."--Anne Raver, The New York Times

"[This book] supplies everything you want to know about worm composting but didn't know where to ask."--Green Living Magazine -This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977804511
Publisher:
Flowerfield Enterprises
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
194,490
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Appelhof was recognized as an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting. As owner of Flowerfield Enterprises and Flower Press, she dedicated over 20 years to the research, development, and marketing of products related to the earthworm, such as the Worm-a-way worm bin for which she held both Canadian and USA patents. Mary received many honors including a National Science Foundation grant, was an invited speaker at the Global Assembly of Women and the Environment, and received special merit recognition as one of Renew America's Environmental Success Stories. Mary also coordinated the international research conference workshop on the Role of Earthworms in the Stablization of Organic Residues and compiled its proceedings. An award-winning photographer, she held master's degrees in education and biological sciences, and taught high school biology. Mary passed away in 2005.

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Worms Eat My Garbage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ethan_S More than 1 year ago
I don't regret reading this but it seemed like the useful information it contained could have been effectively communicated in a pamphlet rather than a 162 page book. For instance, if you need detailed instructions to build a rectangular box out of plywood, I suspect you may not be the type of person who would be interested in vermiposting (composting with worms) to begin with. Mary Appelhof's enthusiasm is apparent from start to finish and prevents the book from being painfully dry. Altogether, just like Let It Rot! does for composting, this book dispells the idea that vermiposting is some complicated science that requires dilligent human intervention. It's a really quick read and ultimately worth having if only for its discussions of vermiposting styles (labor intensive vs. minimal intervention), overview of worm types, and simple guidelines for sizing your worm composting operation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actually, I lost my first copy, and remembered how helpful this book was to me and my worms. I no longer keep worms, but my neighbor has just started in this most enjoyable hobby. I purchased this book just for her. Everyone needs to read this book before they start vermicomposting, and keep it handy for constant, repeated reference. So much information has been added since the original, first copy. Of all the worm books out there, this one's the best. Easy to understand and Funny, too!