Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition

How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family

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Author: Mary Appelhof,Joanne Olszewski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129471

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 5266

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.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

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Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 7067

The essential guide to energy independence – fully revised and updated

Worms Eat Our Garbage

Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

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Author: Mary Appelhof,Barbara Loss Harris

Publisher: Flowerfield Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9780942256055

Category: Nature

Page: 214

View: 1498

A curriculum emphasizing worms habitats, needs, physical description, and relationship to other living things by integrating activities in soil science, plant growth studies, and ecological issues.

High-Yield Vegetable Gardening

Grow More of What You Want in the Space You Have

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Author: Colin McCrate,Brad Halm

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123961

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 3640

High-Yield Vegetable Gardening teaches readers how to grow a productive home vegetable garden using methods the authors (former CSA farmers) developed while working with hundreds of novice urban farmers. McCrate and Halm demonstrate how to scale down CSA growing techniques in order to scale up your home vegetable garden — from planning specific quantities of particular crops to seed-startingen masse, using land efficiently with smart crop rotation, using intensive soil management techniques, extending the growing season, and integrating nonfood crops into the mix.

How to Start a Worm Bin

Your Guide to Getting Started with Worm Composting

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Author: Henry Owen

Publisher: Groundswell

ISBN: 9781570673498

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 95

View: 4554

Do you want to learn to turn food scraps into valuable compost? Do you believe in taking responsibility for the waste we create? People all over the world are turning their food scraps into nutrient-rich worm compost through starting their own worm bin. This book contains everything you need to get started worm composting in one easy-to-read book. Topics include what type of worms to buy, how to construct a bin, maintain the right environment, and how to foster a thriving worm herd. The Worm Bin Troubleshooting and FAQ sections cover the rest. The author demonstrates that worm composting is a year-round activity that is easy, fast, convenient, good for the earth, good for your plants, and fun.

The Worm Book

The Complete Guide to Gardening and Composting with Worms

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Author: Loren Nancarrow,Janet Hogan Taylor

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307789543

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 398

Worms are the latest (as well as, of course, perhaps the oldest!) trend in earth-friendly gardening, and in this handy guide, the authors of DEAD SNAILS LEAVE NO TRAILS demystify the world of worm wrangling, with everything you need to know to build your own worm bin, make your garden worm-friendly, pamper your soil, and much much more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition

How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family

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Author: Mary Appelhof,Joanne Olszewski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129471

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 4092

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.

Worms at Work

Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting

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Author: Crystal Stevens

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422297

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 6290

Fertilize your garden naturally--a guide to growing your plants in healthy, happy soil People want to know where their food comes from, who grows it and how it is grown. Interest in permaculture, backyard composting, and gardening in general, is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that his soil is healthy and nutrient-rich enough to support all the produce he intends to grow? Here’s a hint--think worms! Vermiculture is the healthiest and most cost-effective way to ensure that your soil receives the nourishment that it needs. A simple vermicompost bin can produce the completely natural, nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used to boost soil health and, in turn, increase your crop yield. In true Crystal Stevens’ fashion, Worms at Work is a practical, easy-to-implement guide to fertilizing your garden naturally. It discusses the vital role worms play in boosting soil health, and the reasons why every gardener should use vermicompost in order to decrease reliance on toxic synthetic fertilizers. Coverage includes: • Simple designs to build your own vermicompost bin • Caring for your worms • Garden applications for your worm castings • Lesson plans to incorporate vermicomposting into the school science curriculum Whether you’re tending to a small backyard garden or managing a large farm, Worms at Work can show you how to start vermicomposting today in order to grow healthy plants in healthy, happy soil. Crystal Stevens is the author of Grow Create Inspire and has been co-manager of La Vista CSA Farm for the past 7 years. She teaches regular Vermiculture 101 workshops.

The Humanure Handbook

A Guide to Composting Human Manure

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Author: Joseph C. Jenkins

Publisher: Jenkins Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 255

View: 323

The Worm Book for Beginners

A Vermiculture Starter Or How to Be a Backyard Worm Farmer and Make the Best Natural Compost

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Author: Frank Randall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482609202

Category: Gardening

Page: 57

View: 3315

Free Gift with Every Purchase! All purchasers are now entitled to download a brand new bonus, The Backyard Farm Book of Butterfly Gardening - absolutely FREE! (See back of book for details) Hello! Thankyou for taking the time to look at my book. Are you tired of hearing about the awful effects of chemical-based fertilizer on your local environment? If so, would you like to find another way? Well, your search is over! The best way to avoid the hassles of chemical fertilizers is to make your own organic fertilizer at home - all you need is a worm bin. Worm composting (or vermicomposting/vermiculture) is the practice of using worms to break down kitchen scraps, and to turn those scraps into nutrient-rich garden compost. It is an ecologically sound way to eat healthier foods, throw away less waste and spend less money. I have written this step by step guide on worm composting for all of those who are tired of gardening with harmful chemicals. In its pages, you will find out how many worms you need and what kind. You will also find out how to obtain and maintain your worm bin. What bedding will your worms like? How do you make that bedding? What foods can your worms eat? What foods are hazardous to them? How do you keep pests out of your worm bin? The answers to all of those questions and more will be revealed. Most importantly, my book will tell you when and how to harvest your compost for use in the garden. You'll be amazed at all of the benefits that vermicomposting can offer, whether you're dealing with seeds, seedlings or full-sized garden plants. This easy to read, beginners book, summarizes the essential information I have learned over the years, and is written to help you integrate worm composting in to your daily routine. Best wishes, Frank

Composting with Worms

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Author: George Pilkington

Publisher: Ego-Logic

ISBN: 9781899233137

Category: Compost

Page: 123

View: 9178

The Rodale Book of Composting

Easy Methods for Every Gardener

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Author: Deborah L. Martin,Grace Gershuny

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780878579914

Category: Gardening

Page: 278

View: 1980

Explains what composting is and how it works, provides instructions for making and using compost, and offers ecologically sound solutions to waste disposal problems

Worm Farming

Everything You Need to Know to Setting Up a Successful Worm Farm

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Author: Brian Grant

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781495996696

Category: Gardening

Page: 36

View: 1476

Curious in what worm farming is? What it takes to get started? How you can make it Fun and Profitable? This is just a few of the questions that are answered within "Worm Farming: Everything You Need to Know To Setting up a Successful Worm Farm"! The ULTIMATE guide to worm farming... Discover the many benefits of what is also known as, vermicomposting. You can get free fishing bait, use as source of food for wild birds, fish and chickens, create a nutrient rich potting soil that is a fun hobby while teaching you about the environment. You will see that getting started in worm farming is much easier than you think! Details on space requirements, type of worms to use, what to feed them and much, much, more are revealed in this informative book. Worm farming can be a fun way to generate some income from the worms or nutrient-rich soil that you sell. Our tips on running a successful worm farm and understanding the business aspects of it, will help as your startup roadmap. Get started today with this comprehensive guide to worm farming. Scroll up and Buy Now for Instant Access!

Compost, by Gosh!

An Adventure with Vermicomposting

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Author: Michelle Eva Portman

Publisher: Flowerfield Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9780942256161

Category: Nature

Page: 42

View: 4233

Rhyming text and illustrations augment this introduction to the stages and benefits of earthworm composting.

How to Start a Profitable Worm Business on a Shoestring Budget

Affordable Ways to Make Money with Earthworms

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Author: Stephan Kloppert

Publisher: Srk Publications

ISBN: 9780620575836

Category: Earthworms

Page: 148

View: 9716

This book will teach you in easy to follow steps all you need to know to make money with earthworms. Whether you just want to make some pocket money selling bait worms to keen fishermen or want to become your own boss and create a full time income, you will learn proven low cost methods to start a profitable worm business and make your mark in the constantly growing market of the worm farming industry. If you are looking for a way to create extra income from home, using very little space and just a tiny investment then worm composting could be the right thing for you. Raising earthworms and making money with them is fun and can be done by virtually anyone! No special skills required! Follow the guidelines given in this book and raise and multiply earthworms easily. With a small investment and a little effort you, with the help of your worms, will be able to produce and sell several products that are environmentally friendly and beneficial for a wide variety of people. Amongst your future customers could be nurseries, gardeners, pet shops, garden centers, pet lovers, property developers, fishing clubs, hotels, guest houses, restaurants, private households, dog owners, horse stables, farmers, schools, universities and many more... Everything you need to know to create an income with earthworms has been tried and tested by the author and is covered in this book! Detailed instructions make it easy to multiply your worms and produce your own range of worm bins, organic fertilizers and soil conditioners that you can market to your future customers. Act now, start your own environmentally friendly business from home and step forward into a brighter future

How to Speak Chicken

Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say

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Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129110

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 7864

Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet — fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock. Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? and How do chickens learn? Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner

Let it Rot!

The Gardener's Guide to Composting

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Author: Stu Campbell

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580170234

Category: Gardening

Page: 153

View: 6961

Shows how to recycle waste materials to create compost, discusses the uses of compost and equipment used, and includes instructions for building compost containers

Garbage Land

On the Secret Trail of Trash

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Author: Elizabeth Royte

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316030732

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 6398

Out of sight, out of mind ... Into our trash cans go dead batteries, dirty diapers, bygone burritos, broken toys, tattered socks, eight-track cassettes, scratched CDs, banana peels.... But where do these things go next? In a country that consumes and then casts off more and more, what actually happens to the things we throw away? In Garbage Land, acclaimed science writer Elizabeth Royte leads us on the wild adventure that begins once our trash hits the bottom of the can. Along the way, we meet an odor chemist who explains why trash smells so bad; garbage fairies and recycling gurus; neighbors of massive waste dumps; CEOs making fortunes by encouraging waste or encouraging recycling-often both at the same time; scientists trying to revive our most polluted places; fertilizer fanatics and adventurers who kayak amid sewage; paper people, steel people, aluminum people, plastic people, and even a guy who swears by recycling human waste. With a wink and a nod and a tightly clasped nose, Royte takes us on a bizarre cultural tour through slime, stench, and heat-in other words, through the back end of our ever-more supersized lifestyles. By showing us what happens to the things we've "disposed of," Royte reminds us that our decisions about consumption and waste have a very real impact-and that unless we undertake radical change, the garbage we create will always be with us: in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we consume. Radiantly written and boldly reported, Garbage Land is a brilliant exploration into the soiled heart of the American trash can.