How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System
by Mary Appelhoff
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The definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using redworms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich food for plants. Provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized, the author has worked with worms for nearly three decades. Topics include different bins, what kind of worms to use, sex life of a worm, preparing worm beddings, how to meet the needs of the worms, what kinds of foods to feed the worms, harvesting worms, and making potting soil from the vermicompost produced. Second edition.
Level: Grade 5 through adult
This 144 page edition is the complete guide to harvesting and storing native (northern) nightcrawlers. Tells about methods used by experts with more than thirty photographs and illustrations.
"The Nightcrawler Manual must be the most definitive work on this endeavor ever written." The New York Times
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The Worm Book : The Complete Guide to Worms in Your Garden
by Loren Nancarrow, Janet Hogan Taylor
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150 pages | size: 6 x 9
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THE ABC'S OF THE EARTHWORM BUSINESS
The author draws on ten years' experience in building one of California's biggest worm farms to give information the 'newcomer' wants to know.
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* Paperback: 64 pages
* Publisher: Shields Publications (1969)
* Language: English
The Worm Farm, A book by Charlie Morgan
A diary of the author's establishment of a successful worm farm and business. He tells the experiences of a worm grower, the headaches and triumphs that were part of starting and building a successful business. 72 Pages, Illustrated.
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Recycle with Earthworms
Subtitle: The Red Wiggler Connection
Author: Shelley C. Grossman & Toby Weitzel
The authors bring their background as master composters and experience working with elementary school children to put together their book on composting with red wiggler worms. They include information on effects of earthworms in soil, worm anatomy and physiology, reproduction and development, setting up a worm bin, do's and don'ts, trouble-shooting, and harvesting worm castings.
Companion Video Available.
Level: Teen to adult
Specs: Paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, illus, glossary, references, index. Shields Publications.
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Soil Biology Primer
The best soils have millions of organisms in every teaspoon, the poorest merely hundreds. Bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, mites, beetles and earthworms-they make soil alive by their presence and their activities make nutrients available to plants. How do you learn about them? The Soil Biology Primer is the best start. The primary contributor, Dr. Elaine Ingham, clearly describes the fundamentals of soil organism relationships for the layperson. Charts, diagrams and beautiful photographs provide superior visual details of soil organisms and why they are important.
Authors: Dr. Elaine R. Ingham, Andrew R. Moldenke, and Clive A. Edwards. Published by the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
Specs: Saddle stitched paperback, 8 1/2 x 11, 48p, more than 60 photos, illustrations, soil glossary and organism function chart
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Harnessing the Earthworm
by Thomas Barrett
First published in 1947, this is still on of the best books available on organic uses of earthworms. Contains complete instructions on using earthworms for soil conditioning and building better plants, more beautiful gardens and richer crops.
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