Raise worms to consume waste,
amend soil, and earn income
By Rebekah L. Cowell
Photos by Amanda Egdorf-Sand
Vermicomposting takes composting to another level using Eisenia foetida (commonly known as red wiggler, brandling, or manure worms) to break down organic matter such as food scraps from your household, clippings from your yard, and even “night soil” (human poop), to create rich compost that can be used to amend soils in your garden.
Vermiculture has become a buzzword among backyard gardeners, urban farmers, and homesteaders looking to raise worms for personal use or to supplement a homesteading income.
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Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.