The lowly worm has been providing mankind with clean rich soil for tens of thousands of years. By eating organic waste, worms cleanse the earth’s surface ridding it of rotting: leaves, manures, fruits and vegetables. What is left behind, (from their behinds) is rich pure earth. Without this industrious creature we would drown in the world’s organic garbage. When you employ the Red Wiggler worm (eisenia fetida) to help you get rid of your organic waste, you will:
- Have fun. Watch your worm farm grow and become productive.
- Limit the amount of garbage you send to the landfill and reduce greenhouse gasses.
- Save money. Municipalities in Canada and around the world are looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste material going to landfill. Presently approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the weight of garbage entering landfill sites is organic matter. To cope with this ever-growing garbage cost, municipalities are raising taxes. You can assist to keep taxes in check. Vermi-Compost and let the worms help keep money in YOUR pocket.
I went to dinner at a friend’s house the other evening and collected a paper lunch bag from him full of organic scraps: peelings, apple cores and coffee grounds etc., to take home for my worms. This bag weighed about 2 pounds. The population of my community is about 5000 people. Now just think. If everyone fed this much waste to composting worms, then 10,000 lbs. of material would not go to the dump. And if this happened every day, then a whopping 10,000×365 = 3,650,000 lbs. or 1,825 tons of material would be diverted from a landfill site. Larger communities would of course experience greater results. Huge savings are possible if we all chip in!
- Receive free organic worm castings (solid fertilizer), filled with rich, natural, nutritive value. This can be used as an earth additive, to strengthen the plants in your home and garden.
- Also as a bonus by-product receive “Worm Rum TM“, a nitrogen rich, liquid fertilizer, which can also be used to vitalize the indoor plants around the house and your plants and shrubs out in the yard. No need to spend your money on harmful, polluting, expensive, chemical fertilizers.
- Don’t worry. Worms don’t bite for they have no teeth. They don’t wander from their homes either, for they have no eyes. Nor do they make a sound. They are without a bark, so the neighbours won’t complain. Life is not all bad however. They are very interested in two things; eating and making love. Both habits result in odorless and rapid composting of your kitchen scraps. So feel the power, “Go Green: Go Vermi TM”!
As Denis Hayes* puts it, “This is your opportunity to do your small part to protect the earth and its environment. I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer”.
*Denis Hayes is an environmental activist. He rose to prominence in 1970 as the coordinator for the first Earth Day. Hayes founded the Earth Day Network and expanded it to more than 180 nations.