For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment — making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn’t want or can’t have an outdoor compost pile. The fully revised 35th anniversary edition features the original’s same friendly tone, with up-to-date information on the entire process, from building or purchasing a bin (readily available at garden supply stores) to maintaining the worms and harvesting the finished compost.
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About the Author
Worms Eat My Garbage was originally written by Mary Appelhof (1936–2005), an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting whose honors included a National Science Foundation grant and the National Recycling Coalition’s Recycler of the Year. Joanne Olszewski, a close friend of Appelhof’s, has updated the book for the 35th Anniversary Edition. Olszewski is a fellow vermi-enthusiast and the owner of Wormwoman Inc., which manufactures and sells the Worm-A-Way worm bin. She lives in Arkansas.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Amy Stewart Preface The Worm Composter Checklist 1 It Starts with a Worm 2 Getting Started 3 Choosing the Right Worm Bin 4 Choosing the Right Bedding Material 5 Using the Right Kind of Worms 6 Acquiring Your Worms 7 Setting Up Your Worm Bin 8 What Can Your Worms Eat? 9 Taking Care of Your Worms 10 Frequently Asked Questions 11 Other Critters and Pests 12 How to Use Your Vermicompost 13 Treating Waste as a Resource Appendix A: Record Sheet Appendix B: Annotated References Metric Conversions Appendix C: How Many Worms in an Acre or a Hectare? Glossary Bibliography Acknowledgments Resources Index