Worms Eat My Garbage

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977804511
  • Publisher: Flowerfield Enterprises
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 258,980
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Appelhof is recognized as an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting. As owner of Flowerfield Enterprises and Flower Press, she has dedicated the past 20 years to research, development, and marketing of products related to the earthworm such as the Worm-a-way worm bin for which she holds both Canadian and USA patents. Mary has won many honors. She received 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 preceedings. An award-winning photographer, she holds master's degrees in education and biological sciences and taught high school biology.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Enough to get you going plus 150ish extra pages

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Every Worm Keeper need this book!

    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!

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