Over the past couple of years more and more gardeners and
farmers have realised the benefit of using compost to improve the soil.
Fertile soil contains lots of humus and micro-organisms, but the humus content
needs to be periodically replenished so that the soil micro-organisms will
continue to flourish. No better way than by using vermicompost!
Increasing numbers of gardeners worldwide are successfully using
vermicompost as an excellent soil conditioner. All over South Africa people are
venturing into "worm farming" and vermiculture thanks to the television
programmes Carte Blanche and Pasella, who featured vermicomposting
operations in their programmes. Articles in gardening magazines made more
people aware of the world of vermiculture and earthworms - our little workers.
Some people have been inspired by family and friends who experienced
amazing results after using vermicompost and worm tea in their gardens.
Worm farming has become popular in many countries and for many it provides
the opportunity for a good small business. Worm farming is not a new idea; it
has just taken modern society a long time to appreciate a process which has
been going on perfectly naturally in our soils. Vermicomposting can be the
answer to the individual who wants to do his part to rescue our planet from
Vermicomposting is, however, still a relatively new practice for organic waste
management although it has gained ground among those concerned about the
negative effects of waste on the environment.
eBook This book offer many practical tips and
step-by-step instructions with
illustrations on how to farm successfully
with earthworms, in your own back yard
or on bigger scale. Read more.
Commercial Worm Farming We specialise in helping farmers in all kinds
of farming enterprises to plan, set-up,
multiply (worms) and produce earthworm
compost, for use on your own farm or to sell
commercially. Read more about some of
our recent projects in 2011 and 2012.
Worm Farming Resources Looking for earthworm and composting
information? You've come to the right
place! We've put together all our
valuable and useful information,
commercially and for home use. Read more.
Experiences Share the stories and worm farming
experiences of some of our Goodbugs
friends. More about EIGSA (Earthworm
South Africa). DIY projects and ideas.
Vegetables farming tips. Read more.