Put Worms to Work in Your Survival Garden

I suspect most of us who practice survival gardening know how beneficial earthworms are for the soil. But if you’ve thought of going beyond that and raising worms for the creation of better compost, check out the article excerpt on vermicomposting. A link to the full article follows.

 

Vermicomposting

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.


Read the whole article here:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/cowell124.html

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com 1-800-835-2418

 

To go deeper into the subject of vermicomposting, get a copy of Worms Eat My Garbage. Click on its linked title, and a new window will open which takes you to the page where you can place your order.

Click here for info on raising red worms for profit.

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.