Worm Composting

Yes, I sell Red Wiggler worms! Let worms eat your garbage, and compost indoors without odor. Transform your food waste into rich worm castings.  It’s called Vermiculture. Take Ellen’s free class through Mat-Su Borough’s Solid Waste Division, offered in spring and fall.

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Read on to learn about bins, feedstocks, and how to use the vermi-compost.

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Red Wiggler Worms and Composting

Author Ellen Vande Visse Red Wiggler Worms and Composting Yes, I sell Red Wiggler worms! Compost indoors without odor. Let worms eat your garbage. Transform your food waste into rich worm castings. It’s called Vermiculture. Take Ellen’s free class through Mat-Su Borough’s Solid Waste Division, offered in spring and fall. Buy worms www.goodearthgardenschool.com in the store: $20/stuffed quart (I don’t weigh or count, I stuff. It’s approximately 1,000 worms.) One stuffed quart is enough to get your worm bin going. Two stuffed quarts of colonizers will hurry the process of devouring your food waste. Get your bin & bedding all ready, then call to arrange pick up or shipping. What about a bin? Make your own, or buy a bin …

Worms Bins Sources and Info

Author Ellen Vande Visse Worms, Bins, Sources, & Info Worm compost bins- Homemade — A quick Google search on 2-24-2011– http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-Worm-Compost-System Make your own worm compost system whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/easywormbin.htm Cheap and Easy Worm Bin www.wormmainea.com/Bins.html Home-made bins and such www.wikihow.com/Make-Worm-Castings-Tea Recipe for brewing worm compost tea. www.wormwigwam.com Worm wigwam www.acmewormfarm.com The Worm Factory-style stacking bin Purchasing Bins & Composting Worms in Alaska Anchorage: Alaska Mill & Feed: 1-907-276-6016 www.alaskamillandfeed.com Can-O-Worms Worm Factory Red Wigglers (call for current prices) Fairbanks: Red Wigglers Does anyone have current information on suppliers? Let me know at information@goodearthgardenschool.com so I can list them. Homer: Red Wigglers: Cookie at Cookie’s Greenhouse Palmer: Red wigglers: Good Earth Garden School, 1-907-745-0758 $20 per 1⁄2 stuffed quart; $40/qt Outside Alaska: …

Worm Tea to Nourish Your Plants

Author Ellen Vande Visse Teas # 1: Worm Tea to Nourish Your Plants In a typical worm bin, red wiggler worms digest and decompose kitchen waste, damp newspaper strips, and other organic matter. The red wigglers poop, and these accumulated “castings” are the vermi- compost. This product is a wet, crumbly, organic material. It is sweet-smelling and loaded with minerals and microbes. It’s very much like your finished compost from your outdoor compost heap, but vermi- compost is reported to contain somewhat higher populations of beneficial soil microbes per cupful. Make your worm tea from two sources: 1. LIQUID: the leachate or excess liquid that drains from a worm bin faucet—also called worm juice or worm pee. Dilute with about …