For the school age reader, Worm Cafe is an engaging book written to help the reader see the web of life around them and how composting with worms plays a natural and crucial part in the planet’s ecological balance.
The definitive guide to vermicomposting–a process using redworms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich food for plants. Provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized, the author has worked with worms for nearly three decades. Topics include different bins, what kind of worms to use, sex life of a worm, preparing worm beddings, how to meet the needs of the worms, what kinds of foods to feed the worms, harvesting worms, and making potting soil from the vermicompost produced. Second edition.
The new 1998 edition with a clever name has some seriously unique and valuable information! The authors and their family have been raising big, beautiful, bait-sized red worms for nearly fifty years. If you are interested in raising worms for the much-in-demand bait market, or just want to maintain a hobby-sized farm, this book is packed with wonderful worm wisdom, including a “Worm Resources” section with details on how to obtain some of those hard-to-find supplies for the earthworm industry.