Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System

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Worm Woman Incorporated, Apr 14, 2016 - Compost - 176 pages
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The book that started a backyard worm revolution!

With more than 150,000 copies sold, this is the bestselling and remains the definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using red worms 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 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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User Review  - leabharlainne - LibraryThing

I liked this book it was a simple guide to keeping worms that gave very easy to follow practical guides. I really liked that the author knew people would have different goals for their worm bins and created several different plans that accommodated those different goals Read full review

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User Review  - hjjugovic - LibraryThing

For anyone interested in urban homesteading, gardening, recycling, composting, or just making your garbage smell less, this is the perfect book for you. Appelhof introduces vermicomposting (worm ... Read full review

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Mary Appelhof, prepared by master's degrees in biology and education, spent over 30 years working to develop a system for using redworms to process organic waste.nbsp; Recognized as an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting she received many honors including a National Science Foundation Grant and the National Recycling Coalition's Recycler of the Year 2005, Lifetime Achievement.Mary coordinated the highly successful Workshop on the Role of Earthworms in Stabilization of Organic Residues, compiling its proceedings.nbsp; She also hosted the Vermillenniumin 2000, which was attended by 129 scientists and worm workers from 19 countries. A former high school biology teacher Mary had the ability to present scientific information in a format easily understood by the layperson.nbsp; This is evident in the number of lectures she gave internationally during her lifetime.nbsp; Author of Worms Eat My Garbage her self-published book has

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